Articles of Alicia Alonso

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May Cuban ballet continue to crown our nation

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Viengsay Valdés, director of the National Ballet of Cuba, dedicated the Léonide Massine Positano Dance Prize, as the Best Ballerina on the international stage, to Havana City Historian Dr. Eusebio Leal Spengler, during an online ceremony held September 5. “This is my personal and professional tribute to one of country’s our eminent figures.

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All her greatness to the service of the homeland

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Our Alicia Alonso, who during 88 years as a dancer, choreographer and teacher contributed with her brilliant art to taking Cuba’s prestige to the top of the world, died in Havana’s CIMEQ Hospital, at 11:00 am October 17, just two months and three days before her 99th birthday.

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Alicia defies time

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Alicia – our Alicia – on this island of hers there is no need to use her surname, celebrated her 97th birthday surrounded by the affection, admiration, and respect, not only of her compatriots, but of the entire legion of admirers across the four corners of the world.

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Viengsay Valdés: An astonishing Giselle

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If you are a confirmed ballet-lover, you will agree that being a leading figure in the National Ballet of Cuba (BNC) is among the best credentials available in the world of dance. This is a company that prides itself on the technical ability and extraordinary artistic qualities of its dancers.

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Stars and world famous ballet companies to perform in Havana

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The call made by prima ballerina assoluta Alicia Alonso every two years announcing the International Ballet Festival of Havana, attracts great interest among the dance world. The prestige of her immense career and the Cuban school of ballet have seen the island become a reference point for dancers, choreographers, critics and the public.

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The Alicia Alonso Grand Theater of Havana in all its splendor

Alicia Alonso inaugura Gran Teatro

Army General Raúl Castro, President of the Councils of State and Ministers, alongside Alicia Alonso at the National Ballet of Cuba’s gala for the 57th anniversary of the triumph of the Revolution, and re-opening of the Grand Theater of Havana. Photo: Estudio Revolución
The majestic Grand Theater of Havana, a mecca of performing arts in Cuba and one of the architectural icons of the city, now bears the name of the exceptional ballerina Alicia Alonso.

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Biennial of Havana to Exhibit Works Dedicated to Alicia Alonso

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The Cuban plastic artist Jesus Lara exhibited on 17 June at the XII Biennial of Havana a piece dedicated to Alicia Alonso, today announced the National Ballet of Cuba (BNC).
The piece entitled “Odas en azul prusiano” will be located in the Hall of Mirrors at the Museum of the Revolution in the “Irla” show, which describes the 25 years of Lara’s artistic life. “Irla” was opened on May 28 as part of the activities of the XII Biennial of Havana.

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Cuban Ballet on New York Stages

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The National Ballet of Cuba (BNC) is scheduled to perform Wednesday at the Brooklyn Academy of Music, where it will give four shows after a brief, warmly-received stay in Washington. The Cubans will kick off their Brooklyn performances with “La magia de la danza” (the magic of dance), a show that is like an anthology of relevant moments of 19th century dance, including versions of classics like Giselle, The Nutcracker, Swan Lake, Don Quixote, Sleeping Beauty and the Gottschalk Symphony.