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Friday, December 23, 2011

Photos of Alicia Alonso to Be on Display in Havana

Havana, Cuba, Dec 23.- “Imagenes Salvadas” (Saved Images) is an exhibition of previously  unpublished photos of Alicia Alonso that will be inaugurated this Friday at the Wifredo Lam Center of Contemporary Art as part of festivities for the 80th anniversary of the dancer’s stage debut.

Organized by the National Museum of Dance with the purpose of showcasing pictures that were unknown to the public, the display includes snapshots portraying Alonso on social events, on stage and private occasions taken by different photographers, among them: Alberto Korda, Ernesto Fernandez, Liborio Nodal, Sandro Miller, Nancy Reyes and Luis Alberto Alonso.

The photo exhibit on one of the most outstanding personalities of the history of classic dance and a world ballet figure will be on display until January 10, 2012.

Alicia Alonso, the director of the Ballet Nacional de Cuba, had her debut on December 29 of 1931 with the performance of the Garland Waltz from Sleeping Beauty. (acn).