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Cuba Pays Tribute to U.S. Dancer Lorna Burdsall

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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

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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.

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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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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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Havana Ballet Festival attracts broad participation

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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.

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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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January 1 gala dedicated to the triumph of the Revolution in Havana’s newly renovated Alicia Alonso Gran Teatro

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Havana’s Alicia Alonso Gran Teatro will open its doors January 1, 2016, after a three-year renovation, with the customary gala dedicated to the triumph of the Revolution. Included will be a performance entitled Tríptico Clásico by the Cuban National Ballet, in Federico García Lorca Hall, accompanied by the theater’s orchestra conducted by Giovanny Duarte.

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Cuban musicians bring home Latin Grammys

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The Septeto Santiaguero won its first Latin Grammy last night, November 19, in the category of Best Traditional Tropical Album for its CD No quiero llanto. Tributo a Los Compadres, recorded with Dominican José Alberto, “El Canario.” The 2015 awards ceremony took place in the MGM Grand Garden Arena, in Las Vegas, where other winners included Calle 13 and Cuban singer-songwriter Silvio Rodríguez for the video clip Ojos color sol; and Alex Cuba, for Healer. Pablo Milanés was recognized for his life long contributions with an Award for Musical Excellence.