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Three famous photographers exhibit pictures of Alicia Alonso in Ciego de Avila, Cuba.
The Cuban National Ballet Company, the Museo Nacional de la Danza and the Museo de Artes Decorativas of Ciego de Avila have organized the exhibit, entitled "Pictures of Alicia Alonso," distributed in 10 diptyches that comprise 20 black and white photos in the format of 8 X 10 inches. The pictures were taken in the period between 1945 and 1954 by Maurice Seymour, Walter E. Owen and Armand. The artists profiles are included in the exhibits catalog.

The pieces belong to the Museo Nacional de la Danza, which will soon celebrate its 10th anniversary. The museums picture collection is the only one on the topic in our country and experts consider it to be among the worlds largest and most important -a criterion that is also applied to the museum itself and all the pieces it treasures.

Regarding the pictures contained in the exhibit, in the above mentioned catalog it is said that Alicia Alonso was awakened to art "blessed by the god-like photographers." This is evident in memorable moments like Alicias artistic debut on December 29th, 1931, when she dressed as Sleepy Beauty and was photographed by Joaquín Blez Marcé -- one of the greatest, most acclaimed photographers of his time. At the time of Alicias professional debut on November 2nd, 1943, as a member of the Ballet Theatre, she was again photographed, this time by Fred Fehl, who later entered the Hall of Fame for his work with the New York City Ballet.

The exhibit is as part of activities throughout this year to mark the 60th anniversary of the Cuban National Ballet Company.


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