Pedro Ruiz: Coming Home
About this work...Pedro Ruiz: Coming Home (2011)
Directed by Julie Cohen
Pedro Ruiz: Coming Home chronicles the dancer and choreographer's journey back to his native Cuba to become the first Cuban-American to choreograph a work with a Cuban dance company. The documentary witnesses the creation of Ruiz's extraordinary work, Horizonte (Horizons), and profiles the dancers of Danza Contemporanea de Cuba who bring it to life. It follows Ruiz from Havana back to his home town, Santa Clara, for emotional reunions with old friends and family. After an intimate portrait of creation and a new window into life in Cuba, the film follows the dance back to New York, where Danza Contemporanea performs at the Joyce Theater.