Cubans Viengsay Valdes and Elier Bourzac, first dancers of the Cuban National Ballet Company (BNC), will dance on Saturday, July 10, during the Gala of Awards of the International Ballet Contest of
The Cuban ballet stars were invited to perform at the Concert Hall of
The pieces chosen by Valdes and Bourzac are the ‘Diane and Acteon’ pas de deux and the pas de deux of the third act of ‘The Blak Swan’, in both cases choreographed by prima ballerina assoluta and BNC Director Alicia Alonso based on the originals by A. Vaganova and Marius Petisa, respectively.
The Cuban dancers will share the stage in the Gala of Awards with stars such as Alina Cojocaru, Olesya Novikova, Johan Kobborg and Leonid Sarafanov.
Valdes' performances have received outstanding reviews from the world's leading dance critics, including Anna Kisselgoff and Jennifer Dunning of the New York Times, and Lewis Segal of the Los Angeles Times and others.