Giselle and Cuban National Ballet at Brazil
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- Arts and Culture
- culture an traditions
- South America
- 05 / 01 / 2009
The Cuban National Ballet (BNC) will begin a tour next week throughout Brazil with performances in nine cities of that South American nation, among them Rio de Janeiro, Sao Paulo, Belo Horizonte and Salvador de Bahia.
Headed by the prima ballerina assoluta Alicia Alonso,
the company will stage a program with Giselle at the center of its
performances. A Giselle that resumes the principles of the Cuban school of ballet,
without betraying the essence and foundations of the romanticism that
gave it birth.
Under her direction, in a version made by Alicia on that of Corrali and Perrot, the piece will be interpreted by leading figures of the BNC as Viengsay Valdes, Anette Delgado, Sadaise Arencibia, Barbara Garcia and Joel Carreno.
Others in the cast are Yanela Garcia, Elier Bourzac and Ernesto Alvarez, supported by soloists and group of dancers.
Performances will start in Belo Horizonte, May 8 and 9, to follow a route extending to Rio de Janeiro, Recife, Salvador de Bahia, Porto Alegre and Curitiba.
The company will also present a varied program in Juiz de Fora, Caixas do Sul and Jaragua, with ballets In the shadow of a waltz, choreography by Alonso, the pas de deux of the 3rd act of Don Quixote and the 2nd act of Swan Lake and Accents, of Eduardo Blanco.