The Cuban National Ballet dedicated a performance to Russian dancer Vladimir Vasiliev, who was Alicia Alonso’s partner in Giselle on a memorable performance at the Grand Theater of Havana back on
This time, within the frame of the 22nd International Ballet Festival of Havana, Giselle returned to the stage by the hand of Cuban prima ballerinas Viengsay Valdes, Act I, and Anette Delgado, Act II in the role of the peasant girl.
Albrecht was played by Elier Bourzac (Act I) and Javier Torres (Act 2).
The Garcia Lorca hall of the Grand Theater seemed small for such a large audience that included people standing on the back of the theater.
The masterly performance and unique style printed by the Cuban company to the classic directed by Prima Ballerina Assoluta Alicia Alonso —who attended the homage—, as well as the accompaniment of the Symphonic Orchestra of the Grand Theater directed by Giovanni Duarte were awarded with ovations.
The ceremony closed with the screening of a film material showing the best moments of Valdimir Vasiliev’s career.