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International Day of Dance dedicated to Alicia Alonso

Havana, Apr 27.- The International Theater Institute (ITI) will dedicate the International Dance Day to Alicia Alonso, informed the National Museum of Dance of Cuba.

With the aim of celebrating her 100th anniversary, the ITI / Unesco secretariat announced that the entity's newsletter corresponding to World Dance Day will be dedicated to Alonso, and it will feature the link to a web page specially created to honor her.

The online site provides information on her career as a dancer and choreographer, as well as presenting a photo gallery of her most famous performances and along with personalities with whom she shared throughout her life.

The production of this anthology has been possible thanks to the collaboration between the Spanish delegation of ITI / Unesco, the Alicia Alonso Dance Foundation in Madrid and the National Dance Museum of Cuba.

The website  has all available materials on the dancer´s life and work.

Every April 29 the world celebrates International Dance Day, instituted by Unesco in correspondence with the birth date of the French great teacher and choreographer Jean Georges Noverre.

Various companies and artists on the planet planned to provide shows this year to commemorate Alonso's birthday, but given the worldwide emergency caused by Covid-19, it is unlikely that the events can be held in all their dimensions.

For this reason, the ITI / Unesco Secretariat decided to organize a virtual international tribute in recognition of the extraordinary artistic work of the Cuban dancer who died in 2019 and distinguished as Unesco World Ambassador. (PL) (Internet photo)