In Pictures: Dancing with Cuba's Danza Voluminosa

Danza Voluminosa (Voluminous Dance) is a Cuban dance group made up of plus-sized ballerinas. The group was founded in 1996 by dancer and choreographer Juan Miguel Mas. For the past 20 years, Mas has helped to train them and also create dances suitable for their bodies. Recently, the all-women group have put up a few performances such as Swan Lake, at the National Theatre in Havana, Cuba.

Members of the Danza Voluminosa (Voluminous Dance) Cuban dance group rehearsing at the National Theatre in Havana, on Jan 13, 2016. PHOTO: AFP
Members of the Danza Voluminosa rehearsing at the National Theatre in Havana, on Jan 13, 2016. PHOTO: AFP
A member of the Danza Voluminosa Cuban dance group getting ready for a rehearsal. PHOTO: AFP
Members of the Danza Voluminosa Cuban dance group getting ready for a rehearsal. PHOTO: AFP
Members of the Danza Voluminosa putting on makeup in preparation for a rehearsal. PHOTO: AFP
The director of the Danza Voluminosa Cuban dance group Juan Miguel Mas showing the wardrobe during a rehearsal at his home. PHOTO: AFP
Members of the Danza Voluminosa Cuban dance group rehearsing at a private house in Havana. PHOTO: AFP
Members of the Danza Voluminosa Cuban dance group rehearsing at a private house in Havana. PHOTO: AFP
The director of the Danza Voluminosa Cuban dance group Juan Miguel Mas rehearsing with his dancers. PHOTO: AFP

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