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A room full of dancers mingle to the sounds of DJ Mike Polarni following a concert at Fabrica de Arte, in the Vedado neighborhood of Havana, Cuba, on April 25, 2014. Fabrica de Arte, which opened in 2014 with the backing of the Ministry of Culture, is an industrial factory turned performance space where established and unknown musicians, painters, photographers, and playwrights alike show their work. While the more open era of Raúl Castro has made it easier to toe the line of artistic self-expression, artists who cross it altogether risk losing the support of government-controlled galleries that display their works.