Monday - May 27, 2019

Black Panther breaks records, maintains box office lead


by the El Reportero’s news services

Disney and Marvel’s Black Panther’ continued an impressive run, adding $100 million in its second weekend in U.S. theaters for a total of 700 million, becoming only the fourth movie to achieve the feat.

The film also topped past rivals such as ‘Marvel’s Avengers’ and ‘Marvel’s Avengers’ to claim the title of second best sophomore weekend in U.S. box office history.
Worldwide, Black Panther’ added $191.8M with $108.0M of that coming from North American territories over the weekend, according to figures compiled by comScore.

To date, in all markets, the film has racked up an impressive $704m in cumulative revenue in just two weeks.

The Tsars of the Russian Ballet for the First Time in Bolivia

The Tsars of the Russian Ballet will exhibit their art for the first time in Bolivia with three presentations in the departments of La Paz and Cochabamba, local media reported today.

The cast is named for awards received in international ballet competitions, as published by the newspaper Cambio.

The presentations will take place on March 6 and 7 at the Alberto Saavedra Pérez Municipal Theater in La Paz, and on March 8 in Cochabamba, at the Coliseum of the Santa María German School.

The program of the famous cast includes the interpretation of part of the universal repertoire of classical ballet, with pieces like The Swan Lake, The Corsair, The Nutcracker, The Bayadera, The Death of the Swan and other beautiful works performed by notable dancers of the imperial theaters Russians.

Among the soloists are Ivan Sitnikov, Eugenia Abratzova, Yulia Makhalina, Kirill Safin and Sergei Kononenko.

The Zares that visit Bolivia delighted the audience in venues such as the Marinsky in St. Petersburg, the Paris Opera, the Opera of Sydney, the great theaters in New York and the most important in Latin America, including Buenos Aires, Mexico, Bogotá and Lima, as well as in the Middle East, Japan and China.

Cuban Dance Company Receives Nomination to British Award

Cuban dance company Acosta Danza celebrated its nomination to British Robert Robson Award in the Manchester Theatre Awards Monday.

With such recognition, the Cuban company is being inserted in the category for Best Dance Show, together with British emblematic English National Ballet and the Rambert Dance Company, just two years after the foundation of the Cuban dance company.

The Manchester Theatre Awards are among the most prestigious awards of the performing arts in the United Kingdom. For winning, the specialized critics selects the best shows presented in Greater Manchester (county of Manchester) during the year.

In 2017, Acosta Danza performed with critical and public success on October 12 and 14, at The Lowry Theater, in the City of Salford, in Manchester.

The young group presented a program composed of the pieces El cruce sobre el Niagara, by Marianela Boán; Belles Lettres, by Justin Peck; Imponderable, by Goyo Montero; Mermaid, choreography by Sidi Larbi and Twelve, by Jorge Crecis.

Acosta Danza aims to offer integrating shows from the contemporary and the neoclassical, without discarding other expressions, times and styles of dance art.

Jenny and the Mexicats celebrate 10 years with US and Europe tour

Jenny and the Mexicats, a group that demonstrates to us that there are no borders when it comes to music, announced their return to the U.S. with a new tour that will take them to 19 cities starting on February 28. The first stop will be in Washington, D.C. and the dates will intertwine with their European tour where the quartet’s growth and popularity has intensified in the last year, forcing them to extend their tours and their stay.

The group formed by an English woman, two Mexicans and a Spaniard, celebrate their 10th anniversary.

Jenny and the Mexicats is a group that does not look like any other. It is a fusion of nationalities and personalities; a band that had its beginnings in Madrid under the name of Pachucos y la Princesa in June 2008 with a very particular history: demonstrating serendipity at its finest.