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Committee to organize the celebration of the 60th anniversary of the National Cuban Ballet
A luxury committee made up by institutions and personalities of the Cuban culture organizes the celebration of the 60th anniversary of the Cuban National Ballet (BNC in Spanish), which will take place in October, informed the local media.

The committee, lead by the minister for Culture, Abel Prieto, joins together personalities such as the head of the New Latin American Cinema Foundation, Alfredo Guevara, the Historian of Havana, Eusebio Leal, the president of the Casa de las Américas, Roberto Fernández Retamar, and Monsignor Carlos Manuel de Céspedes.

Members of the main cultural institutions from Cuba participate since October in the preparations of the activities and tributes, which will include exhibitions, cinematographic exhibitions and concerts, as well as the editions of books.

The ending point of the festivity will coincide with the XXI International Havana Ballet Festival, in October, where the great novelty will be the revival in its full version of the ballet The Sleeping Beauty, which has not been included in the repertoire of the BNC for several years.

The director of the national Dance Museum, Pedro Simón, informed that the National Cuban Library is working to make up an extensive bibliographic body on the company and the prima ballerina assoluta Alicia Alonso, its director and founder.

He also announced that the National Fine Arts Museum will exhibit a pictorial anthology with pieces about the figure of Alonso and dance.

Recently, the minister for Culture, Abel Prieto, highlighted the importance of the 60th anniversary of the BNC which has been "so important for Cuban and universal dance and culture", and he classified it as "an extraordinary example of rigor, will, tenacity and strength."


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