HAVANA, August 26 The National Ballet of Cuba will be touring cities all over Spain, headed by ballerina and choreographer Alicia Alonso, from September 16 to November 7. “We’re going to Spain with great enthusiasm. It’s been a long time since we’ve had the pleasure, the satisfaction of going there, but at last we’ll be there and we’re going to offer a very fine, very beautiful tour,” Alonso told EFE. The gifted ballerina has always been an advocate of classic dance, for which she founded her dance company in 1948.
The program in Spain will include the ballets “Carmen,” “Les Sylphides” and “Celeste,” and while 94-year-old Alonso is already immersed in rehearsals for the tour, she is also overseeing the “Swan Lake” production featuring premier danseur Dani Hernandez and prima ballerina Anette Delgado.
The trip to the European country will open in Teatro del Canal in Madrid and will then be moving on to theatres such as the Cuenca Auditorium, Pamplona’s Baluarte, the Euskalduna Palace in Bilbao, and the Apolo in Burgos.
The tour will also go to cities such as León, Palencia, Zamora, Oviedo, Barcelona, Soria and Aranda del Duero, before its last show in San Sebastián.