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.
Alicia Alonso celebrates her 90th birthday this year. The Royal Ballet pays tribute to the Cuban ballerina on October 15, dedicating the opening night of its first mixed programme this season to her.
Imagine an animated breakfast table where terpsichorean topics are discussed vigorously in five different languages at the same time. That’s the festival of dance in Cuba. Aficionados from around the world are invited to spend ten dance-filled days in the heart of this Caribbean island where poverty is rampant and recent hurricane damage is very […]