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The Cuban National Ballet danced the Nutcracker in the city of Toronto on Friday together with Hamilton Youth Ballet.

It was the start of a brief season that lasted until last Sunday in the Hamilton Place Theatre, the stage of the choreographic version of the famous classical tale made by the prima ballerina assoluta Alicia Alonso on the original by Lev Ivanov.

The staging is a joint production of the La Fenice Theatre, from Venice, the Carlo Felice, from Geneve and the BNC, with designs by Guido Fiorato.

The experience will be repeated in 2011 in our country with the Canadian and Cuban artists together in the García Lorca Room from the Great Havana Theatre.

The version of The Nutcracker made by Alonso was premiered in Cuba on November 5, 1998, during the 16th International Ballet Festival.

In order to elaborate her staging, she started from the choreographic elements preserved from the original and above everything else, on the style conceived for this piece by the Russian choreographer and dancer Lev Ivanov.

Alonso interpreted Cascanueces in the American Ballet Theatre and the Russian Ballets from Montecarlo, to where it was taken by great masters of the old Russian school such as Nikolai Sergueiev and Alexandra Fedorova.

Source: Cubarte

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