Cuba is the largest and most populous island in the Caribbean, but it's much more than that. It's a land of passion, it's a land of dance, it's a land of music, but most of all, it's a land of circus. Circo Cuba Libre bottles that fire, flair and Latin passion to bring you one intoxicating cocktail of a show. The aim of Circo Cuba Libre is to take a dynamic snapshot of Cuban culture, and bring it the 4,491 mile journey to the UK audiences doorstep - all the excitement and heat of Latin circus in your own hometown!
Cuba is an exciting island steeped in rich history, but it is also a country on the very brink of change. As an insight into the home of Circo Cuba Libre we have some interesting facts about the Pearl of the Antilles:
- Dance is very important in Cuba, the birthplace of classic dance styles like the Salsa, Mambo and Cha Cha.
- Cuba has a 99.8% literacy rate, which is one of the highest in the world.
- The aerial view of Cuba resembles an crocodile, and it's sometimes referred to as El Coccodrillo.
- The Caribbean jewel that it is, Cuba has over 200 bays and 250 beaches.
- In Cuba there are two different currencies, one used only by Cubans and one for tourists.
- Ever wondered why Cuba is full of classic 1950's cars? This is due to an import ban on cars which was only just lifted in 2011.
- Cuba is actually a collection of islands. It's comprised of the island of Cuba, Isla de la Juventud (Isle of Youth) and many smaller islands.
- Cuba is the 17th largest Island in the world, Great Britain comes in at number 9.
- Cuba's climate may be tropical, but there are no animals or plants in Cuba that are poisonous or lethal to humans.
- Cuba has a unique New Years celebration in that they burn dolls symbolise the forgetting of bad times and look forward to a fresh start with the New Year.