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The dance of elegance


The first danzón titled Las Alturas de Simpson, created by Matanzas musician Miguel Faílde, is considered the national dance and intangible heritage of the Cuban nation. The work owes its name to the homonymous Matanzas neighborhood and gave rise to the dance known as danzón (or habanera). The public danced it for the first time on January 1, 1879, in the old Liceo Artístico y Literario de la Atenas de Cuba (today Sala White).

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Havana Ballet Festival will begin on October 20


From October 20 to November 13 of this year, the 27th Alicia Alonso International Ballet Festival of Havana will be held, which, precisely starting on the Day of Cuban Culture, will begin the celebrations for the 75th anniversary of the foundation of the National Ballet of Cuba, which will last until the last months of 2023. The Organizing Committee of the Festival, which is chaired by the prima ballerina Viengsay Valdés, general director of the National Ballet of Cuba, has announced that a series of performances of the great romantic ballet Giselle

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


On 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.

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The book “Dialogue with dance”, autobiography of Alicia Alonso, is published in Spain


On the occasion of the centenary of Alicia Alonso , the Cumbres publishing house published in Madrid the book Dialogue with Fance, by the prima ballerina assoluta . The volume becomes an autobiographical record of her eminent career and includes fundamental texts on her artistic concepts from her position as a dancer, choreographer and trainer of the new generations of ballet on the island, stated the Cuban National Ballet (BNC). According to the BNC, this edition deserved the praise of the Codalario magazine.

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May Cuban ballet continue to crown our nation

Alicia Vieng say

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


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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Díaz-Canel joins cultural policy discussion


Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermúdez, President of Cuba’s Councils of State and Ministers, emphasized during the first meeting since the IX Congress of the Union of Cuban Writers and Artists (UNEAC), September 30, the need to systematize and promote the cultural policy principles of the Cuban Revolution, adding that institutions should function like true representatives of the creators to whom they are responsible.

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Carlos Acosta, Dance Star, to Lead Birmingham Royal Ballet

Carlos Acosta

The Birmingham Royal Ballet is leaping into a new era. On Tuesday, the company announced that Carlos Acosta, the Cuban-born star who is generally considered one of the greatest male dancers of his generation, will be its next director.

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Cuba Pays Tribute to U.S. Dancer Lorna Burdsall


Students and ballet teachers from several countries will pay a tribute today, at Teatro Nacional de Cuba, to the outstanding U.S. dancer and choreographer Lorna Burdsall (1928-2010).

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Tumba Francesa Celebrated in Santiago de Cuba


An exhibition of articles and documents related to Tumba Francesa La Caridad de Oriente, declared World Cultural Heritage, are exhibited at the Art Hall of the Emilio Bacardi Museum on occasion of the 15 years of the group as World Heritage.