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Havana Ballet Festival: The magnificent legacy of Alicia Alonso

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Both dates celebrate landmarks in the history of Cuban ballet. The first, October 28, harks back to 1948, when the country’s first professional company took the stage at the Auditorium Theater. Founded by Alicia, Fernando, and Alberto Alonso, the company included 30 dancers, of which only 11 were Cuban.

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How principal dancers are developed

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Recent seasons of the National Ballet of Cuba, with so many young dancers debuting in lead roles, coupled with a significant flow of these dancers to other countries and companies, has sparked the question as to how a ballet dancer reaches the highest category of principal dancer.

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Ballet Produced by Cuban and US Artists to Be Premiered in Havana

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The ballet will also be presented at the Marti Theater in Havana. The renowned concert pianist will open the gala by playing the two most famous compositions of the Hail Mary, the version by Charles Gounod and Johann Sebastian Bach, and the one by Franz Schubert, pieces which are usually included in his concerts. “The light in Cuban eyes” portrays real pictures and interweaves the plasticity of dance with the loose Afro-Cuban rhythms.

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Cuba’s National Ballet to Perform again in Canada

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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.

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Camaguey Cuban Ballet Premieres in Paris

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To come to one of the Meccas of classical dance worldwide, it must be done in style, and this is what Camaguey’s Cuban Ballet intends to do, with its premiere in this capital of “Flammes de Paris”. This demanding work has never been presented by the prestigious company from Camaguey, whose historic center is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The first performance will be in the City of Light today, and tomorrow the company presents the work at the Palais des Congres in Porte de Maillot.