National Ballet of Cuba Pays Homage to the Cuban Five

National Ballet of Cuba Pays Homage to the Cuban Five

National Ballet of Cuba Pays Homage to the Cuban Five

HAVANA, May, 14The National Ballet of Cuba will dedicate a special gala on May 18 to the five Cuban heroes, who were given extremely long and unfair sentences in the US for having prevented Florida-based violent organizations from carrying out terrorist actions against their country.
The gala, to take place at Havana’s Mella theater, is based on the work of outstanding figures of Cuban music and it will include choreographies of historical and social significance, as well as the ballet piece La Avanzada, an emblematic ballet piece of the company directed by Prima Ballerina Assoluta Alicia Alonso, according to an information forwarded to the press by Havana’s International Press Center.

The event will also include another two ballet pieces by Alonso: Elegy to a Youth, dedicated to Fabio di Celmo, an Italian youngster victim of a terrorist act perpetrated against a Havana hotel and Al Encontrarse (Encounter), inspired in the meeting of Ernesto Che Guevara and Aleida March.

Also part of the performance is a ballet piece by Chilean Hilda Riveros, and the pas de Deux Spartacus, as well as Las Llamas de Paris (Paris in Flames) inspired in the French Revolution.

Main dancers will be Anette Delgado, Yanela Piñera, Dani Hernández, Ernesto Álvarez, José Losada, Ernesto Díaz, Leandro Pérez, Verónica Corveas, Grettel Morejón, Camilo Ramos, Arián Molina, Alfredo Ibáñez, Víctor Estévez y Miguel Anaya, and the ballerinas of the Cuban company.

Source: Radio Rebelde

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