Cuban dancers participate in International Ballet Encounter
"That was the spirit that guided us in this festival," noted Rubén Guarderas, director of the National Theater of Quito, which hosted the event.
Guarderas, who first visited Cuba for the 1976 edition of the Havana International Ballet Festival, asked the Cuban participants to give Alicia his best regards and to express the admiration and gratitude of all Latin Americans, who are so proud of her.
The Cuban Ballet Company was represented in the festival by dancers Linnet González, Marlene Fuerte, José Losada and Jaciel Gómez as well as historian Miguel Cabrera, who attended the event as a Guest of Honor.
The Cuban dancers were praised by critics and the public for the excellent technique and style, in spite of the altitude of almost 3,000 meters that affected almost all the foreign delegations.
Also participating in the festival were delegations from the ballet of the Argentinean Theater of La Plata, the Classic National Ballet of the Dominican Republic, the national ballets of Peru and Chile, the ballet of the Teresa Carreño Theater of Venezuela, the Incolballet of Colombia and the Ecuadorean Ballet of Chamber, host of the event.