martes, 2 de noviembre de 2010


After half a century of absence, the major American ballet company returns to Cuba to present a full program in the Twenty-second International Ballet Festival of Havana.

The American Ballet Theatre comes with most of his cast, led by some of their key players, as is the case of Paloma Herrera, Julie Kent, Michele Wiles, Herman termites, Marcelo Gomez, David Hallberg, Ethan Stiefel, and Cuban Xiomara Reyes and Jose Manuel Carreño.

Directed by Kevin McKenzie, who as a stage dancer appeared as a guest star of the Ballet Nacional de Cuba, the company will take the stage at the Carlos Marx Theater 3 and 4 November.

The American Ballet Theatre had the legendary Alicia Alonso among their principal dancers.

Half a century after its last appearance on the Island, when, in addition, the company reached its 70-year-old and Alicia Alonso turns 90, the presence in Cuba of American Ballet Theatre takes great reputation.

To keep up as many matches, the group comes to the Festival Ballet with a program where we can find its most important creative lines.

Of the great classical tradition comes with two famous pas de deux, Le Corsaire and Diana and Actaeon, which adds one of the more recent works from its repertoire: Seven Sonatas, Alexey Ratmansky.

The great performances will be Fancy Free, by Jerome Robbins, and Theme and Variations by George Balanchine. Created in 1947 for Alicia Alonso and Igor Youskevitch, Theme and Variations is registered in the anecdotes of dance.

Theme and Variations established a singular emulation among the choreographer, George Balanchine, and the very young ballerina, Alicia Alonso.

Balanchine challenged Alicia steps and sequences with increasingly complex and she assumed with relative ease, which speaks of the highest technical level of the Cuban dancer in the founding years of the American Ballet Theatre.

Fancy Free, perhaps the most popular ballet choreographed by Jerome Robbins, especially because of the symbiosis between academia and other trends in the forties, when it was created, and influenced many American works.

Theme and Variations and Fancy Free are in the program the American Ballet Theatre brings to the Festival.

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