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Leinani
Dress up! this is a super event.
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Leinani
Glass of champagne, very tasty, $12
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Leinani
Paid parking is a rip off
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Parking is the same price as other theater venues - approx $10
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You can pre-order for the intermission and avoid the lines
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Park at Southcoast plaza and walk...
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Reviews & Ratings

39 ratings
4.7 average rating
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376 events
171 reviews
58 stars
attended Jun 17 2011

Outstanding all the way around

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41 events
20 reviews
17 stars
attended Jun 17 2011

Amazing company! One of the best I have ever seen..Great precision and expertise. I loved every minute of the performance.

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72 events
39 reviews
60 stars
attended Jun 15 2011

corps de ballet was crisp & precise. added a lot of depth to the individual primere & principal ballet dancers.
generally the women were more out there than the men. ... continued

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Quotes & Highlights

“Brilliant dancers seem to be the norm in the Ballet Nacional de Cuba, which regularly produces international stars.”  —The New York Times
Free Preview Talks conducted by dance critic, columnist and writer Gary Smith will be held one hour prior to the performances on June 15, 16, 18 and 19. On June 17 at 6 p.m., a special encore presentation of a lecture-demonstration, Inside Dance, will be presented to give patrons the opportunity to learn more about the transformation of dance technique and style from classical to contemporary.

Description

Formed in 1948 by Alicia Alonso, the National Ballet of Cuba occupies a prominent place in Hispanic and international ballet culture. The tiny island of Cuba has produced one of the foremost schools of ballet, which has trained all of the company’s dancers. It is extraordinary that Alonso produced this quality in only sixty-two years. As National Ballet of Cuba’s artistic director for more than six decades, Alonso has honed the company’s style to perfection, which has helped produce many of the world’s top dancers.