Thursday, April 14, 2011

Cuban National Ballet Offers a Gala to Celebrate Bay of Pigs Victory

Radio Cadena Agramonte

Havana, Cuba, Apr 14.- The Cuban National Ballet offered Wednsaday night a gala on the occasion of the celebrations for the 50 anniversary of the Bay of Pigs victory over the mercenary invasion.

The program, with the presence of prima ballerina assoluta Alicia Alonso and Culture deputy Minister Rafael Bernal, included The Le Corsaire pax de deux, Idilio, En las sombras de un vals and Pretextos.

The closing piece was reserved to The Magic Flute (choreography by Alicia Alonso, based on Lev Ivanov's homonymous work, music by Riccardo Drigo).

Prima ballerinas Viengsay Valdés and Sadaise Arencibia excelled at the Le Corsair and En las sombras de un vals, along partenaires José Losada and Alejandro Virreyes.

The Cuban National Ballet (Spanish: Ballet Nacional de Cuba) is a classical ballet company based at the Great Theatre of Havana, Cuba.

Founded by the Cuban Prima Ballerina Assoluta, Alicia Alonso in 1948, it has become recognised as one of the world's leading ballet companies. (ACN)

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