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Thursday, August 17, 2017
Ballet Nacional de Cuba to perform in Tampa for first time in 15 years
For the first time in 15 years, Ballet Nacional de Cuba, considered one of the finest companies in the world at executing traditional classical story ballets, will perform at the Straz Center for Performing Arts in Tampa.
Still under the direction of its legendary founder, ballerina Alicia Alonso, who is 96 and has been blind for decades, the historic company will present Alonso’s staging of “Giselle” on May 23 at Morsani Hall. The engagement is one of only five scheduled in the U.S.during 2018 and its first return to the Straz Center since October 2003.
Tickets for the one-night-only performance go on sale this Friday, August 25. Other venues on the company’s brief American tour include The Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. and the Auditorium Theatre in Chicago.