Closing Gala of Cuban Ballet Festival Alicia Alonso

f0010205HAVANA, Nov 6 (PL) Representatives of dance companies of several countries will close today the 25th International Havana Ballet Festival Alicia Alonso.

The closing gala will have the participation of the Ballet of Buenos Aires of Argentina, the Universal Ballet of South Korea and thenational companies of Norway, Puerto Rico, Uruguay and Cuba.

The Grand Theater of Havana Alicia Alonso will host the gala that will have several world premieres and some that will be shown in Cuba for the first time.

The couple of the Northern Ballet of Great Britain; Lucia Solari and Javier Torres

La pareja del Northen Ballet, de Gran Bretaña: Lucía Solari y Javier Torres, will interpret ‘In Time’ (A su tiempo), while the artist of the Norway Ballet Daniel Proietto will asume ‘Replica’ and the first dancers of the National Ballet of Uruguay, Maria Ricetto and Gustavo Carvalho will revive the love duet of Romeo and Juliet.

For her part, Venezuelan ballerina Mary Carmen Catoya of the Arts Ballet Theatre of Florida, will assume the debut of The Dance begins with your Steps’, work created especially to render tribute to the prima ballerina assoluta of Cuba, Alicia Alonso.

In representation of this Caribbean nation, Grettel Morejon and Rafael Quenedit will dance the adagio of the Grand Pas Classique; Sadaise Arencibia and Raul Abreu, the pas de deux of Sleeping Beauty; and Viengsay Valdes will interpret a new setting of Spanishy choreographer Maria Rovira with the suggestive title of ‘Wings’.

To close, Anette Delgado and Dani Hernández, will premiere Winter, a duet of Cuban choreographer Eliregina Hernandez, who uses a fragment of the music composed by Piotr Ilich Tchaikovski for the scene of snowflakes of Nutcracker.

A dozen countries were represented in this edition of the festival from October 28 to November 6, for the first time with the name of Alicia Alonso.l

Among the distinguished guests, there was the first dancer of the Washington Ballet, Brooklyn Mack; the figure of the Dutch National Ballet, Michaela De Prince; Joaquín de Luz and Asley Bouder, of the New York City Ballet; and María Kochetkova, of the Ballet of San Francisco, United States.