Relevant figures of the Cuban National Ballet will dance in the IX International Ballet Festival of Cali, Colombia, on June 7-14, the Cuban company announced. In representation of the artistic group, the first dancers Viengsay Valdés and Víctor Estévez will perform at the event a suite from the ballet Carmen, by Alberto Alonso, as well as the pas de deux of the Black Swan, and Don Quixote, two very famous classics from the 19th Century.
Principal dancers Dayesi Torriente and Luis Valle will assume the pas de deux of Raymonda and Prologue to a Tragedy, as it is also known a scene inspired by the literary work Othello, by William Shakespeare.
In addition, these artists will star in the world premiere of Dueto, a piece created especially for the occasion by Ely Regina Hernández, a young choreographer and dancer of the Cuban National Ballet. According to a statement from the Cuban National Ballet, the International Ballet Festival of Cali, following in the footsteps of the International Ballet Festival of Havana and the Cervantino Internacional Festival of Mexico, has managed to win a reputation that places it as one of the most important events of Latin-American dance.
At least 13 countries and representatives of valuable companies like the Colon Theatre Ballet Company of Buenos Aires, the San Carlo Theater Ballet of Naples, the Ballet of Magdeburg, Germany; the Ballet of Santiago, Chile, and the National Ballet of Uruguay, led by Julio Bocca, are expected to attend, according to organizers.