"Mariposa" – In "Las Comparsas de Cuba," fashion photographer Salvatore di Gregorio's intimate portraits show another side of Cuba's carnival dancers. Here, teenaged dancers prepare for a dress rehearsal at La Casa de la Musica in the city of Matanzas.
"Mujer en rosa" – A dancer from Los Componedores de Batea troupe on the balcony of the Casa de la Cultura in Havana after a performance.
"Mujeres en amarillo" – Another woman from Los Componedores de Batea.
"Bailarina en rojo" – Proyecto Socio Cultural Corsel De Esperanza gets young people involved in performances. The organization also designs dresses and props using recycled materials.
"Ireme" – "Ireme" refers to a masked dancer who is part of the Afro-Cuban Abakuá men's society. This Ireme is from Los Componedores de Batea in Havana.
"Ireme II" – Ireme uses a broom to purify loyal members of the fraternity, and a stick to punish traitors. This man is from the Grupo Rumba Jovenes Rumberos rumba group from de Limonar, Matanzas Province.
"Reina" – This woman, shot in the Cerro neighborhood in Havana, is part of a group of comparsas called Los Marqueses de Atares.
"Hombre de Los Componedores de Batea" – A performer from the Los Componedores de Batea lounges after a show at the Casa de la Musica in Havana.
"Los Marqueses" – A comparsa from Los Marqueses de Atares.
"Bailarina dorada" – A young dancer at the Centro Comunitario Sociocultural de Matanza.
"Bandera" – The Centro Comunitario Sociocultural de Matanzas mainly focus on teaching Cuban culture to young people.
"Arabba" – The 60-year-old Arabba band from Union de Reyes plays Yoruba folk music. This woman is holding a horse tail used to cleanse the spirit.