Rakatan is one of the most prestigious Cuban Dance companies that has ever set foot in the London West End and Broadway including world renowned stages like Sydney Opera House, Sadler’s wells Peacock Theatre, Le Carre Theatre, among others.
Now in association with a London based company, Rakatan is now available and accessible for international shows all over the world.
Besides the dazzling Latin entertainment our versatile performers allow us to provide other dances styles including
Modern, Contemporary, Jazz and Ballet.
Tailored top notch dance productions & bands for both cruise lines & resorts.
BAndS & DANCERS' CASTING SERVICES
Unique audition processes to source you with the best talent available in the country, from all type of dance forms and music styles.
IN-HOUSE CREATIVES & OPERATION TEAM
All the producers need on hand in the heart of Havana. From music composers, choreography, to operational logistic and visas.
MUSIC VIDEOS & COMMERCIALS
Anything from choreography and casting services, filming, music recording, stage, light & sound design to wardrobe services.
SET, LIGHT & COSTUME design
Specialist teams are created for each project evaluating our clients requirements and designing new concepts.
ABOUT THE COMPANY
Rakatan is not a word in a real sense; it’s the rhythmical beat that the company dancers used during rehearsals to mark the tempo …RA-KA-TAN, RA-KA-TANRA- KA-TAN
Founded in Havana on August 7, 2001 by director and choreographer Nilda Guerra, Ballet Rakatan’s vision is to continually explore new creative frontiers in the dancing world. The company received national accreditation in June 2001 and since then it has evolved to become – with hard work and dedication – one of the most prestigious Cuban Dance companies to set foot in world renowned stages like Sydney and Oslo Opera House, Le Carre Theatre Peacock Theather, Il Sistina Roma, Teatro Smeraldo in Milan and New York City Centre among many others. Rakatan has established itself as an excellent exponent of the ever fascinating Cuban culture. The dancers always give their heart and soul to each show and they are always fully committed to the audiences and to transmitting their pride and their love for dancing.
DIRECTOR & CHOREOGRAPHER
Born in Media Luna (Cuba), Nilda graduated in1993 from the Escuela Vocacional de Arte in Cuba. She started her professional career as a dancer in Teatro Lirico de la Habana. In 1998 the touring company Lady Salsa gave the chance to prove her choreographic skills and the next two years touring in London and Europe allowed her to start her next ambitious project: to start her own dance company. She returned to Cuba and after an extensive search for dancers Ballet Rakatan was born. Within a year her first commercial production was ready “Somos” shortly followed by Havana Rumba, Flamenco de Hoy, Cuba Body & Soul and Havana Rakatan.
Nilda’s hallmark is based in the exploration and fusion of diverse dancing trends: Cuban popular and traditional, classical and contemporary, jazz & folkloric, is what is in the soul of her shows and of her choreographies.
Nilda’s inspiration came from her grandmother Efijenia Guerra Leon who always encouraged her to follow her heart and believe in her dreams.