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Cubas National Ballet to Present Hansel and Gretel in Canada
The performance, scheduled for February 26 at Canada's Hamilton Place Theater will feature young figures from the Cuban company, with choreography by Eduardo Blanco and the general direction of prima ballerina assoluta Alicia Alonso.

Participating in Hansel and Gretel, with music by Jules Massenet, Richard Wagner, Serguei Prokofiev and Joseph Luigini and designs by Ricardo Reymena, Eduardo Romero and Luis Carlos Benvenuto, will be young dancers from the Canadian

Ballet, in a one act, five scene version.

The ballet is an ode to the unyielding human spirit and the book it's based on, by the same name, was written by brothers Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm and published in their native Germany for the first time in 1812.

The famous fairy tale has fascinated numerous generations of children from around the world. The main roles of the ballet version will be interpreted this time by Yadil Suárez, Regina Hernández, Annie Ruiz, Denisse Salvent and Yonah Acosta.

Undoubtedly, Hansel and Gretel is a made-to-measure piece to celebrate Family Day in Canada. The allegoric fantasy is a splendid cooperation work between artists from the two nations.


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