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The National Ballet School of Cuba since last Wednesday brings the name of the teacher Fernando Alonso. The proposal was made by Aurora Bosch, former first dancer of the National Ballet of Cuba (BNC).

"The reason for the name change is the need to rescue a teacher who formed a lot of dancers and instilled from youth the art of teaching," said the agency Prensa Latina.

Fernando Alonso founded in 1948 BNC and Cuban ballet school, with his brother Alberto Alonso and his then wife Alicia Alonso.

He received the Benois Dance Award, and until his death in July 2013, participated in essays, lectures and classes at the National Ballet School, the center Prodanza Ballet of Cuba and Camagüey.

The proposal was unanimously approved in the Congress of the Union of Writers and Artists of Cuba (UNEAC) in April 2014.

Source: Diario de Cuba

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