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Last days of December with the National Cuban Ballet
The Cuban National Ballet (BNC, after its initials in Spanish) under the leadership of Alicia Alonso has just ended its last 2007 tour in Canada with the presentation of The Nutcracker, where they had a great reception by public and the critic.

The BNC will end its presentations this year at the Gran Teatro of Havana with an attractive and varied program that will be on stage of the Garcia Lorca hall next Thursday 20, Friday 21, Saturday 22 (8:30pm) and Sunday 23 (5:00pm) of December.

From the ballet Napoli (Choreography: August Bournoville - Hans Beck. Music: E. Helsted - H. S. Paulli. Designs: Salvador Fernández), one of the most important choreographies of Bournoville, the creator of the Danish ballet school, the Cuban company will present scenes from the III act of this piece, that will be premiered in the near future.
The Grand pas de quatre (Choreography: Alicia Alonso, on the original by Jules Perrot. Music: Cesare Pugni. Dressing: Salvador Fernández, on a litography by Chalán) will be danced in alternate days by Viengsay Valdés, Anette Delgado, Yolanda Correa, Sadaise Arencibia, Linnet González, Yanela Piñera and Aymara Vasallo.The program is closed by Tema y variaciones, one of the famoust ballets of Balanchine, that was premiered in 1947 in New York by Alicia Alonso and Igor Youskevitch who made an unforgettable creation of this work. Following the music of Chaikovski, the Balanchine style achieves in this piece a singular formal concert of choreographic games that demands from the dancers a great technical virtuosity and a refined artistic sensibility.

The main roles will be assumed by Viengsay Valdés, Anette Delgado, Yolanda Correa, Joel Carreño and Javier Torres, accompanied by soloist and the corps de ballet of the company.

The company will also dance a different pas de deux every night: on Thursady the 20 Don Quijote (Choreography: Alicia Alonso, on the original by Marius Petipa anfd the version of Anatole Obukov. Music: Ludwig Minkus. Dressing: Salvador Fernández), on Friday the 21 El corsario (Choreography: Alicia Alonso, on the original by Marius Petipa. Music: Riccardo Drigo. Dressing: Salvador Fernández), on Saturday the 22 El talismán (Choreography: Marius Petipa and K. A. Tarnovski. Music: Riccardo Drigo. Dressing: Salvador Fernández and Las llamas de París (Choreography: Alicia Alonso, on the original by Vasily Vainonen. Music: Boris Asafiev. Dressing: Salvador Fernández) on Sunday the 23.

The tickets are already on sale in the ticket offices of the Gran Teatro de la Habana from 9am to 5pm.

The BNC is announcing for the first days of 2008 the presentation of Shakespeare y sus máscaras or Romeo y Julieta (Choreogrpahy: Alicia Alonso. Music: Charles Gounod. Orchestra adaptation: Juan Piñera. Script: José Ramón Neyra on the tragedy Romeo and Julieta. Set design: Ricardo Reymena. Dressing: Pedro Moreno. Light designs: Gloria Montesinos).


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