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Cuban National Ballet Starts Tour around Canada

Dec 05 2011, 11:22 am

Guantanamo's Venceremos Newspaper–- The Cuban National Ballet, led by prima ballerina assoluta Alicia Alonso, departed for Canada where they will dance the famous “Nutcracker”, according to a press release by the company.

The Cuban company had returned from a two-month long tour around Spain, to have a two-week season at the Havana’s Grand Theater, with the premieres of “Sientate” (Sit down) by Norwegian choreographer Cina Espejord and“Aires de Tradicion (Airs of tradition) by Cuban Eduardo Blanco.

The Cuban National Ballet will start its performance at the Hamilton Place Theater in Toronto on December 6 with a programme that includes “Umbral” (Threshold) (Choreography by Alicia Alonso with the music of Johann Christian Bach), The Black Swam (Act III Swam Lake pas de deux) and Coppelia.

On the 8th, at the same venue, the Cuban company will perform Nutcracker with choreography by Alicia Alonso and music by Piotr Ilich Chaikovski, that they will repeat on the 9th and 10th.

The leading roles in these performances will be played by prima ballerinas Anette Delgadoand Viengsay Valdés, as well as leading dancer Dani Hernández. They will be accompanied by Verónica Corveas, Ernesto Díaz, Jessie Domínguez, Osiel Gounod, Camilo Ramos, Amaya Rodríguez, Félix Rodríguez and Javier Sánchez.

The Cubans will dance, as in previous tours, along the children of the Canadian Ballet Youth Ensemble.

Source: Cuban News Agency


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