Posted on October 21, 2013
Cuba will soon celebrate two dance anniversaries. On October 28, it will be 65 years since the foundation of the Ballet Nacional de Cuba (BNC). On November 2, it will be the 70th anniversary of ballerina and company founder Alicia Alonso’s first performance of Giselle.
The company will mark these two events with a ceremony on October 28, held in the Theater Amadeo Roldán in Havana, Cuba. On November 2, BNC will dance Giselle in the Theatro La Maestranza in Seville, Spain. At home in Cuba, it will dance the world premiere of Alonso’s new ballet Acuarela (“Watercolour”), to music by Josef Strauss. In December, the company will dance a special season including Giselle and works from its historic repertoire. See www.balletcuba.cult.cu for details.
Picture: Alicia Alonso in Giselle. Photograph: Colleccion Museo Nacional de la Danza