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26th Havana International Ballet Festival ends today

Havana, Nov 6. -After ten intense days where prestigious artists and invited companies of multiple nations danced, as well as the National Ballet of Cuba (BNC), host of the quotation will culminate tonight the 26th Havana International Ballet Festival.

With a concert program at the Gran Teatro de La Habana Alicia Alonso, will be the closing gala of the event, which will be integrated, among others, by the piece of Ciudad de Luz, the Cuban choreographer Pepe Hevia, a creation that dedicates to this city, one of its most great sources of inspiration, he said.

Today, the presentation in the Teatro Martí of the show Suite Flamenca, under the direction of the outstanding Spanish dancer María Juncal, as well as the last feature of Giselle in the Sala Avellaneda of the National Theatre, this time interpreted by the first dancer of the BNC Viengsay Valdés is also expected.

For the first time Havana International Ballet Festival took the name of prima ballerina assoluta Alicia Alonso, in honor of this lofty figure of ballet, who with her artistic and pedagogical work placed the Cuban School of Ballet among the most outstanding ones internationally.

 Master classes taught by figures of the world ballet as part of the pedagogical days Fernando Alonso in Memoriam, shows of prestigious companies invited in the principal theatres of this capital, and presentations of books on ballet were some of the most significant moments of the date.

According to the organizers of the event, the reunion of the Cuban ballet diaspora for the first time in the context of the festival was one of the most emotional moments of this event for the opportunity that this initiative led to the exchange of experiences, then of several years of absence in the national scenarios that some artists had maintained.

Since its first edition in the year 1960, the Havana International Ballet Festival has been developed without a competitive nature and has gathered in this city artists from dozens of countries, who have shown here creations under the signature of the most diverse schools and dance styles. (ACN)(Photo: File)