Havana, Nov 26.- The Cuban National Ballet (BNC) will pay tribute today to the historical leader of the Cuban Revolution, Fidel Castro, with a gala that it also wishes to dedicate to health workers.
Fidel provided unconditional support to the company since the triumph of the Revolution in 1959, and maintained a close relationship of friendship with Alicia Alonso.
After almost 10 months of separation from the stages, the ensemble led by prima ballerina Viengsay Valdés will perform at the Gran Teatro de La Habana Alicia Alonso, from November 26 to 29, with a concert program of works of historical significance.
The first three days, the audience will witness the Grand pas de quatre, The death of a swan, the pas de deux of The Magic Flute, Prologue for a tragedy, Muto, Step to three, The river and the forest and Tribute to Joseph White.
Also, the BNC will hold, on the 29th, a tribute gala to the choreographer Alberto Méndez in celebration of his 50 years as a creator.
For this occasion, the company declared Cultural Heritage of the Nation plans to interpret fragments of various works by the artist, among them, A scene (Grand pas), Vals, Afternoon in the siesta (coda), The river and the forest, Muto, Rara Avis (III movement) and Dolls.
The main roles of all functions will be in charge of Anette Delgado, Sadaise Arencibia, Grettel Morejón, Ginett Moncho, Claudia García, Chanell Cabrera, Ely Regina, Katherine Ochoa, Chavela Riera, Daniela Gómez, Dani Hernández, Rafael Quendit, Yankiel Vázquez, Adrián Sánchez, Diego Tápanes and Narciso Medina, among other dancers.
The set of presentations joins the multiple tributes to Alicia Alonso, in the centenary year of her birth. (Text and photo: PL)