Alicia Alonso Recalls Fidel Castro Contibution to Cuban Ballet.
Havana, Jun 30 (Prensa Latina) Prima ballerina assoluta, Alicia Alonso has today recalled the support given by the historic leader of the Cuban Revolution, Fidel Castro, to the development of ballet on this island.
Alicia Alonso and Cuban National Ballet to Arrive in Puerto Rico.
San Juan, Jun 8 (Prensa Latina) Alicia Alonso, the Cuban prima ballerina absolute, will arrive today in Puerto Rico along with the Cuban National Ballet for a performance this weekend at the Fine Arts Center of San Juan.
This will be the 6th visit of Alicia Alonso to Puerto Rico. The previous visit took place in 2014. Puerto Rican producers Papo Coss and Agustin Rosario said that Alicia Alonso will take part in different activities before the performance of Giselle. The first lady of Puerto Rico, Wilma Pastrana, will receive Alicia Alonso at Isla Verde International Airport.
Carlos Acosta, world ballet star, opted for a selection of contemporary pieces for the premiere in Havana (April 8) of his company, Acosta Danza, delighting a full house gathered in the Lorca Hall of the Alicia Alonso Grand Theater of Havana.
It could be said that the new director went for a safe bet as the curtains were drawn back on the first piece, Alrededor no hay nada, choreography, costume and lighting by Goyo Montero of Spain, who received a standing ovation.