National Ballet of Cuba in Santurce

8:00 pm
Friday, March 1, 2024

Ballets de San Juan presents the National Ballet of Cuba, celebrating its 75th anniversary, dedicated to the memory of the legendary cousin Ballerina, Alicia Alonso. This is possible, thanks to the approval of the visas of all the artists that make up the tour. The artistic program will consist of two jewels of the international repertoire. The Ballet Carmen, based on the homonymous work of the French writer Próspero Merimée and the Ballet Don Quijote, based on the work of Miguel de Cervantes, Don Quijote de la Mancha.This presentation is part of the cultural programming on the occasion of the celebration of the 75th anniversary of the Foundation of the National Ballet of Cuba and the 70th anniversary of Ballets de San Juan. Both institutions share a fascinating history, which makes them deserving of a special place in the history of dance in America. Through its founders, Alicia Alonso and Ana García, there was a stoic collaboration amid the effervescent culture of dance in the 50s, and of which both were managers and leading characters. After Alicia Alonso invited Ana García in New York to be part of the first generation that founded the National Ballet of Cuba, and to release together in 1955 the Ballet Giselle in Puerto Rico, both companies renew their fraternity ties.The National Ballet of Cuba, founded in 1948, is considered by the culture of international dance, between the first companies worldwide and one of the most prestigious in Latin America and the Caribbean. His artistic and choreographic excellence makes it worthy of the praise of the international press. The production will be in charge of the prestigious Ballets de San Juan company, close to celebrating 70 years of educational and cultural work on the island. The staging will be in charge of the first dancer and current artistic director, Viengsay Valdés, along with 46 artists who will travel directly from Havana to make possible the presentation of the ballet on the island.Events container news policies Privacy Terms and conditions of use.

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