The National Ballet of Cuba (BNC) will give a series of performances as of Tuesday in the Canadian city of Hamilton, where the company will stage The Nutcracker, choreographed by Alicia Alonso and based on the original ballet by Lev Ivanov.
The company directed by prima ballerina assoluta and “seconded by the children of the Canadian Ballet Youth
Ensemble, will perform at Hamilton Place Theater where they will dance the choreography, with a libretto by Marius Petipa, based on the free version of Alexander Dumas inspired in the tale The Nutcracker and the King Mouse, by Hoffman.
BNC’s leading figures as Anette Delgado, Viengsay Valdés and Dani Hernandez, will take the lead roles, supported by principal dancers Osiel Gounod, Jessie Dominguez Cuevas Amaya and Veronica Rodriguez, among others.
Besides The Nutcracker, the program will cover a repertoire consisting of the pas de deux from Act II of Swank Lake, the suites of Don Quixote and Coppelia, the choreography Dialogo a 4 and El Umbral, by Alonso, and Acentos, by Eduardo Blanco.