Havana, Apr 14 – The Cuban National Ballet School will be named after great educator Fernando Alonso, said Minister of Culture Julian Gonzalez.
This proposal, suggested by prestigious ballerina Aurora Bosch, was followed by a long ovation during the 8th Congress of the Cuban Union of Writers and Artists (UNEAC), said Gonzalez.
“The ceremony to name the school will be held on a proper date”, said Gonzalez to Prensa Latina news agency during the opening of the 20th International Meeting of Ballet Academies.
Alonso founded the Cuban National Ballet and the Cuban Ballet School along with his brother Alberto Alonso and his then wife Alicia Alonso, a great ballerina that according to Bosch represented a model for all ballet dancers.
Fernando Alonso died in July 2013 and until his last days of life he participated in rehearsals, lectures and lessons at the National Ballet School and the Center Prodanza of Cuba.
The International Meeting of Ballet Academies is dedicated to Alonso who shared his knowledge with teachers and students in the 19th previous encounters.
Source: Prensa Latina