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Alicia Alonso, director of the Cuban National Ballet, visibly moved by the gesture, praised so many beautiful and good people who are visiting our country on occasion of the XXI International Ballet Festival, who shares their love with our people and give us so many valuable objects.

She recognized that “this museum and our country are small, but our heart to greet those who express their love for Cubans is very big.”

Among the donations that will make up the funds of the Museum there are three polychromatic lithographies of London, donated by the piano player from Australia who is also a composer and an Orchestra director, Richard Bonynge.

The engravings contain images of the El Bolero a la castellana, interpreted by Fanny Eisler and Jules Perrot; the dance La gitana, performed by Maria Taglioni; and the ballet Esmeralda in charge of Carlotta Grissi and Jules Perrot.

Apart from this the Colón Theater from Buenos Aires gave away the wardrobe used in 1963 by the dancer Olga Ferri, when she interpreted the ballet Romeo and Juliet; while the Minister for Culture from Buenos Aires sent the book Memoria y Presente del Ballet Teatro Colón: 1925-2005 (Memory and present of the Colón Theater Ballet: 1925-2005) as a gift.

On the other hand, the Cuban choreographer who lives in France, Pedro Consuegra, gave away a souvenir program of the ballet La Princesa Durmiente (The Sleeping Princess), produced by the Alhambra Theater from London in 1921.

Pedro Simón, director of the Museum, thanked the gesture of these people towards the promotion work of universal dance culture that is being made in the institution.


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