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Casa de las Américas presents a program of activities for the centenary of the birth of Haydee Santamaría

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Next December 30 will be the 100th anniversary of the birth of Haydee Santamaría at the Constancia sugar mill, in the former province of Las Villas. On the occasion of its centenary, Casa de las Américas has prepared a special program made up of exhibitions, book presentations, concerts, and a special presentation by the National

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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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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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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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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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Princess Caroline of Monaco visits the National Ballet of Cuba

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Today, Alicia Alonso and the National Ballet of Cuba received Princess Caroline of Monaco and director of the Monte Carlo Ballet, Jean-Christophe Maillot, here for the 16th Havana International Theatre Festival. During a tour of the company’s headquarters, on Calzada 510 in the Havana neighborhood of Vedado, the visitors stopped in to watch rehearsals for the piece Tiempo de Danzón; inwhich Cuban choreographerEduardo Blanco offers a contemporary perspective on this traditional Cuban dance.

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Cuba’s National Ballet to Tour of Spain


Havana, Sep 4 (Prensa Latina) The National Ballet of Cuba (BNC), directed by prima ballerina assoluta Alicia Alonso, will begin on September 6 a tour of the main theaters of Spain, to be run until December. The company will offer full versions of classics such as “Swan Lake” and “Shakespeare and his masks,” the latter based on Romeo and Juliet work, with music by French Charles Gounod.

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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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Four Cuban Dancers among the World’s 100 Best

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Cuban dancers Viengsay Valdés, Alejandro Virelles, Dani Hernández and Osiel Gounod were selected among the best 100 dancers of the 2010-2011 season by the prestigious Dance Europe magazine, confirmed to Prensa Latina sources of the National Ballet of Cuba. In the magazine’s top 100, Valdez has the 4th place of female dancers and the 6th place of the world list; meanwhile Hernadez has the 16th place, Virelles the 18th and Gounod the 21st.

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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.