New Choreographies from Alicia Alonso


Photo Feature by Elio Delgado Valdes

HAVANA TIMES – With several choreographies of Prima Ballerina Assoluta Alicia Alonso, The Days of Dance took place in Havana at the end of April at the Mella and Miramar Theaters.

The Mella Theater presentations featured the premiere of a new choreography by Alicia Alonso titled Caleidos, meaning “beautiful shape” in Greek, danced by the National Ballet of Cuba, with music by the French composer Saint- Saenz and the performances of Dayesi Torriente , Grettel Morejon, Arian Molina and Victor Estevez.

ballet-2Others ballet choreographs by Alicia Alonso included were “Umbral” (threshold), “Pretextos” (Excuses) , Le Corsaire (pas de deux), and “A la Luz de tus canciones” (In the Light of your songs (a tribute to the recently deceased singer Esther Borja ) with music by Ernesto Lecuona.

It was also the occasion for the world premiere on opening night of El Desequilibirio (Imbalance) ballet, choreographed & designed by Laura Domingo Aguero, and with the performance by world famous Viengsay Valdes.

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  • Viengsay Valdes is truly an international talent. She and my wife were friends when my wife was a newscaster in Cuba. Despite her world acclaim she remains humble and continues to work hard through the remaining years of her dance career. The best decision Fidel made in the early years of the revolution was to leave BNC alone.

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