Saturday, May 08, 2010

Cuban ballerina Alicia Alonso to visit New York in June

By ANNE-MARIE GARCIA (AP)

HAVANA — Cuban prima ballerina Alicia Alonso will return next month to New York and the American Ballet Theater, one of the places where she got her start in dance seven decades ago, for an early celebration of her 90th birthday.

The National Ballet of Cuba said Friday that U.S. authorities have approved a visa for the grande dame of Cuban dance and she will visit the American Ballet Theater on June 3 for a celebratory version of Don Quixote featuring three principal casts. The show is part of the company's season-long commemoration of its 70th anniversary.

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