Artists from 16 countries will perform in Cuba during the 25th edition of the International Ballet Festival of Havana, taking place October 28-November 6, according to event sponsors the National Ballet of Cuba.
Thus far, dancers from Argentina, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Colombia, South Korea, France, Britain, Spain, the United States, Mexico, Mongolia, Puerto Rico, Venezuela, Russia, and Uruguay are set to participate in the event.
According to the Festival organizing committee, a large number of performances will be led by stars of the National Ballet of Cuba (BNC) and the company’s famed dance troupe.
Swan Lake, Giselle, Don Quijote and La fille mal gardée feature among classic works to be presented during the event taking place in the National and Mella theatres; as well as the Alicia Alonso Grand Theater of Havana.
Since its first edition in 1960, the Havana International Ballet Festival has become a social event in Cuba and continues to preserve its character of camaraderie character, with an emphasis on healthy cultural exchange.
With different styles, choreographies, schools of dance, old and new trends, people from around the world descend on Cuba to attend the festival which also includes visual arts; music; film; literature; folklore; and theatre presentations; the printing of commemorative stamps and posters; as well as photography exhibitions.