Cuban Classical Ballet Co. to Honor Fernando Alonso

Cuban Classical Ballet Co. to Honor Fernando Alonso

Cuban Classical Ballet Co. to Honor Fernando Alonso

Camagüey, Cuba, Nov 16 – The Ballet of Camagüey will begin in 2014 a program of activities on occasion of the 100th birthday of late choreographer, dancer, and teacher Fernando Alonso, it was reported in this city, about 570 kilometers east of Havana.

Maitre Regina Maria Balaguer, director of the second Cuban Classical Ballet, said the tribute is well deserved, as Alonso, who passed away on July 27 at the age of 98, is a glory of culture, ballet, and dance in general.

Balaguer recognized that the main teacher of the Cuban School of Ballet directed from 1975 to 1992 the Ballet of Camagüey, founded in 1967 by Vicentina de la Torre.

The University of Arts (ISA)’s branch in Camaguey and the Fernando Alonso Honorary Department in this city will sponsor the posthumous tribute.

For that reason, a call for artists to design the logo and poster that will chair the cultural actions has been issued.

The initiative includes the opening in May 2014 of a photographic exhibition with moments of the life of Fernando Alonso, born in Havana on Dec. 27, 1914.

Source: Prensa Latina

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