National Ballet of Cuba in The Magic of Dance, a Showcase of Classic Ballet Scenes
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The last date listed for National Ballet of Cuba was Sunday June 19, 2011 / 2:00pm.
Currently at Segerstrom Center for the Arts, Segerstrom Hall:
- Full Price:
- $55.00 - $90.00
- Our Price:
- $32.50 - $50.00
Segerstrom Center audiences first discovered Les Ballets de Monte-Carlo in the troupe's acclaimed Center debut in 2011's Cinderella. Now this thrilling company returns with the U.S. premiere of visionary choreographer Jean-Christophe Maillot's interpretation of another ballet classic, Swan Lake. Extraordinary dancing, sumptuous costumes and inventive storytelling come together in dazzling ways as Maillot presents us with this masterful vision of Swan Lake, bringing a new drama to this pillar of the classical repertoire. Learn More
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- “Brilliant dancers seem to be the norm in the Ballet Nacional de Cuba, which regularly produces international stars.” —<em>The New York Times</em>
- 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, <em>Inside Dance</em>, 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.