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Alicia Alonso International Ballet Festival of Havana will begin on October 20

Festival-Academia-de-Ballet-2022-Fotos-Yumi-7-768x512On October 20, the Day of Cuban Culture, the Alicia Alonso International Ballet Festival of Havana will begin, a statement from the organizers reported this Sunday.

According to information released by the National Ballet of Cuba (BNC), the 27th edition of the event will take place until November 13 and will be the starting point for the celebrations for the 75th anniversary of the company’s founding, which will last until the end of November. 2023.

Presided over by the first dancer and director of the BNC, Viengsay Valdés, the meeting proposes a series of performances of the classic Giselle, with the performance of guest stars in the leading roles, as well as galas with premieres of works created especially for the occasion.

As detailed in the document, the agenda will take the National Theater of the largest of the Antilles as its main venue, while cultural institutions from the provinces of Matanzas, Cienfuegos and Pinar del Río will host other activities conceived in the festival calendar.

With more than 60 years of history, the biannual event is one of the most traditional and prestigious spaces in the world of dance, while extolling the legacy of prima ballerina assoluta Alicia Alonso.

The last time the festival delighted the public on the island was in 2018 with representatives from twenty countries and returns to the scene four years later, as the event scheduled for 2020 suffered the impact of Covid-19 that put the industry on pause culture around the world.

(With information from Prensa Latina)

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