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  • 04 / 18 / 2010

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 The presentation of Cuba's National Ballet in Brisbane Festival was confirmed today by Anna Bligh, Prime Minister of the Australian state of Queensland.

  "This extraordinary company will present its exquisite production Don Quixote, one of its most famous ballets, from September 24th to October 3rd this year," said Bligh in a press release.

The version that Alicia Alonso produced after the original by Marius Petipa was chosen to share the festival with a retrospective of Rudolph Valentino.

Released in 1988, this choreography is notable for the coherence of its dramaturgy, technical and conceptual richness, and an interpretation that respects the original, but undoubtedly better.

"The Australian audience will be impressed by the energy, talent, enjoyment and passion for dance that comes from this company," admitted John Kotz, one of the promoters of the presence of Cuban ballet here.

Art Minister, Anna Bligh, confirmed the presentations with the challenging precedent of the Paris Opera Ballet success in 2009.

After an absence of 18 years, the prestigious Cuban company returns to Australia with what Kotzas described as "Russian classicism fused with Latin dynamism."

By Marta Sanchez 

Source: PL

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