Alicia Alonso Satisfied with Most Recent U.S. Tour
- Submitted by: manso
- Arts and Culture
- 06 / 30 / 2011
HAVANA, Cuba, Jun 29 (acn) The director of the National Ballet of Cuba (BNC), Alicia Alonso, said to be very satisfied with the company’s recent tour of the United States where they received standing ovations by the public.
"We lived very moving moments, particularly when we heard shoutings of Long Live Cuba," said the Cuban prima ballerina assoluta to the media visibly proud of being the director of the company ranked among the best ones of the world.
The tour, from May 31 to June 26, included performances in Washington, New York and Los Angeles for a total of 22 with the theaters packed. The company also led five general rehearsals that were open to the public.
The director of the National Museum of Dance, Pedro Simon, said the lead dancers "some renowned and others new", received very good reviews highlighting their mastership of the classic language and their technical virtuosity. “We were received with astonishment and admiration,” he said.
Simon said the company’s soloists, lead dancers and corps de ballet were also praised because of their artistic awareness.