BALLET NACIONAL DE CUBA WITH HIGHLY-STRUNG PASSION
“Arts of Cuba” made its own revolution in the capital of the United States where they settled for almost a month, from May 8 to June 3 at the Kennedy Center in Washington D.C.: a festival that showed the Island from the soul, leaving aside political misunderstandings and disagreements. “Arts of Cuba: from the Island to the World” became a successful initiative that opened doors and, perhaps, created bonds toward new aesthetic, exuberant, intense and passionate offers.
For the closing of this cycle, and from May 29 to June 3, the icon par excellence of Cuban culture arrived at the Kennedy Center Opera House: the Ballet Nacional de Cuba (BNC: National Ballet of Cuba), the company created by Alberto, Fernando and Alicia Alonso, an international emblem and an undisputed jewel. This time, the company directed by Alicia Alonso made its debut with one of its hits: Don Quijote, Marius Petipa's masterpiece, based on the chapter of the second book by Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra, an adaptation of A. Alonso, in collaboration with María Elena Llorente and Marta García, on the version by Alexander Gorsky. During the performances from May 31 to June 3, Giselle was staged, another of the company's great works, which made Alicia Alonso rise to fame.