Alicia Alonso to Premiere Three New Works

Alicia Alonso

HAVANA TIMES — The Cuban National Ballet will debut three works by its director, Alicia Alonso, during the 23rd edition of the International Ballet Festival of Havana, to be held from October 28 to November 7, reported the Prensa Latina news agency.

The legendary dancer will present a choreographic version of Handel’s opera “Acis and Galatea,” in whose staging will also participate soloists from the Opera of Cuba, the National Concert Band and the Camerata Vocal Sine Nomine male choir.

Another of Alonso’s creations will also be performed paying tribute to Cuban writer Virgilio Piñera on the occasion of the centenary of that poet’s birth. That piece, “La destruccion del danzante” (The destruction of the Dancer), is a dramatic solo inspired by a poet by Virgil and with music by the early 20th century Brazilian composer Heitor Villa-Lobos,.

Also debuting will be a romantic duet titled “Nosotros” (Us), with the music of Chopin, according to sources with the Cuban National Ballet.