National Ballet of Cuba in The Magic of Dance, a Showcase of Classic Ballet Scenes
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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. however, "don quixote" knocked my socks off.i think jose losada & amaya...continued
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“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.
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.