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Four Cuban Dancers among the World’s 100 Best

Viengsay Valdés in Venice

Cuban dancers Viengsay Valdés, Alejandro Virelles, Dani Hernández and Osiel Gounod were selected among the best 100 dancers of the 2010-2011 season by the prestigious Dance Europe magazine, confirmed to Prensa Latina sources of the National Ballet of Cuba.

In the magazine’s top 100, Valdez has the 4th place of female dancers and the 6th place of the world list; meanwhile Hernadez has the 16th place, Virelles the 18th and Gounod the 21st.

Critics from all over the world integrated the selection jury, like representatives of the Guardian newspaper from London; Dance Magazine form United States; The Toronto Star from Canada; and Danse from France.

Also The Herald from Scotland; El Pais from Uruguay; Frankfuter Allgemeine Zeitung from Germany; The Sydney Morning Herald from Australia; and other experts from cities such as Lisbon, Tokyo, Paris, New York, Madrid, Munich, Florence, Milan and Rotterdam.

Prestigious dancers like French Sylvie Guillem, Aurélie Dupont and Nicolas Le Riche; Spanish Tamara Rojo, Lucia Lacarra, Jose Martinez and Alicia Amatriain were also included in the top 100.

Also were included the Russian Osipova, Ivan Vasiliev and Diana Vishneva; Rumanian Alina Cojocaru; US Julie Kent and Rasta Thomas; British Steven McRae; Brazilian Marcelo Gomes; and the Argentinean Marianela Nuñez,among others.

(Prensa Latina)

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