Ballet Nacional de Cuba Readies for Spain Tour
- Submitted by: manso
- Arts and Culture
- 08 / 21 / 2011
2011.08.20 - 13:41:38 /radiorebelde.icrt.cu. Havana, Cuba.- The Ballet Nacional de Cuba and its director prima ballerina assolutta Alicia Alonso will leave early September for Spain on a tour that will take the company to almost 30 cities of the Iberian country.
For the presentations in Spain, the BNC has prepared three programs that include various works of the company’s repertoire. Among them are three of the best known and most applauded pieces by the audience and international critics: Swan’s Lake, Cinderella and Giselle, a press release issued by the BNC’s Public Relations reads.
The Spanish audience will also enjoy En las sombras de un vals (In the shadows of a waltz), a choreography by Alicia Alonso with music by Josef Strauss; Acentos (Accents), and Idilio (Idyll), both by young Cuban choreographer Eduardo Blanco.
Alonso’s version of Swan’s Lake will open the September 7-18 season at the Tívoli Theater, Barcelona; while Cinderella, by Pedro Consuegra will be performed at the Teatros del Canal Theater of Madrid, as of September 23, and y Giselle, choreography also by Alicia Alonso on the original of Jean Coralli and Jules Perrot will be staged at the Valladolid Theater starting November 23, says the press release.
The BNC will perform as well in Guadalajara, Alicante, Leon, Burgos, Santander, San Sebastian, Manzanares, Toledo, Bilbao and about 20 other cities.
The BNC is widely known for its choreographic versions of great romantic and classic works of the traditional ballet repertoire, characterized by their authentic style, dramatic coherence and richness of its choreographic vocabulary.
Some of the most famous ballet companies of the world such as the Opera of Paris, Scala de Milán, Teatro San Carlo de Napoles, Opera of Vienna and Teatro Colon of Buenos Aires, have included Cuban versions in their repertoire.(ACN)