The choreography “Cuba inside a piano” by Eduardo Blanco will premiere worldwide on Friday, May 6, by the Cuban National Ballet at the Grand Theater of Havana as part of La Huella de España Festival.
The ballet that lasts about 10 minutes is interpreted by emerging figures of the Cuban ballet company and with music by Ignacio Cervantes, Ernesto Lecuona, Harold Gramatges and Manuel Saumell.
Blanco told that “Cuba inside a piano” is inspired on the Cuban piano repertoire of the 19th century. The young choreographer said throughout the performance, the public will be able to enjoy great moments of the romanticism from that period.
Blanco said he was motivated by the richness of Cuban music and that the choreography mixes technique and neoclassicism.
The ballet will be danced by Yanet Abreu, Ariami Martin, Laura Blanco, Dayis Torrientes, Verena Garcia, Annier Navarro, Randy Crespo, Adrian Masvidal, Ignacio Galindez and Josue Juzti.
The Cuban National Ballet, directed by Alicia Alonso, will dedicate the performance to important Cuban singers and composers.
The program includes choreographies by Alicia Alonso “The Eclipse Night,” “Open Dialogue” and “Impromptu Lecuona,” with music by Jose Manuel “Lico” Jimenez, Ignacio Cervantes and Ernesto Lecuona, respectively.
“Rhythmic” by Ivan Tenorio and music by Amadeo Roldan will be also performed by the Cuban National Ballet.
La Huella de España Festival, an event created and presided over by Alonso, highlights the influence of Spanish customs and traditions in the Cuban culture.