The 24th International Ballet Festival of Havana is already part of history. But the last image, with the Maestra happy and bowing to the audience, surrounded by the entire company, the young generations and other top figures of the BNC, guest artists and a public giving an ovation to a work in which Cuba takes pride, was the grand finale of a superb event that is already 54 years old.
The coda (closing gala in the Teatro Nacional’s Avellaneda Hall) was lively and flawless. It included outstanding names from the international and Cuban stage and left behind moments engraved in memory.
The magic of dance appeared on stage when Khachaturian’s music brought the pas de deux from Spartacus, without doubt one of the most outstanding moments of the evening. It shook the theater with long applause for the work of a BNC couple: Yanela Piñera (sure of herself, sensual, perfect…) and Camilo Ramos, who overflows with technical skill and force in the difficult role. From one moment to another they took us back many years, to recall the version by Alicia and Esquivel in the extraordinary pas de deux…
The 24th International Ballet Festival of Havana is already part of history. But the last image, with the Maestra happy and bowing to the audience, surrounded by the entire company, the young generations and other top figures of the BNC, guest artists and a public giving an ovation to a work in which Cuba takes pride, was the grand finale of a superb event that is already 54 years old.read more >>
About classics that continue to be modern and select guests at the 24th International Ballet Festival of Havana.read more >>
This year, 2014, has been marked by a special anniversary for universal culture: the 450th anniversary of the birth of that genius named William Shakespeare, which occurred in Stratford-upon-Avon, England, on April 23, 1564.read more >>
New York’s Ballet Hispanico and the Linga and Pontus Lidberg Companies will present a world premiere and other choreographies unseen in Havana.read more >>
An exhibit of ceramic artwork by young Cuban artist Landy Mesis, inspired by set designs for the ballet piece Del boceto a la otra mirada, is on display at the Avellaneda exhibition hall of the Teatro Nacional de Cuba.read more >>
Many choreographers have come to stage their pieces with the Ballet Nacional de Cuba as part of the program of the 24th edition of the International Ballet Festival of Havana. Cuban choreographer and dancer Luis Serrano is one of them.read more >>
This 24 edition of the International Ballet Festival of Havana is meant for those who love dance. This time, several offerings have enabled the public to enjoy classic ballets and others in more contemporary style premiering at the Festival.
The International Ballet Festivals of Havana provide a high point for spotting the creative diversity in today’s world of dance, but also what has been done along the road of many years of traditions.
After Madrid, the book El ballet, una devoción, by Cuban researcher and critic Pedro Simón Martínez, was launched in Havana. In both cities, it was highly praised.
Through the art of photography, artist Nancy Reyes brings us closer to prima ballerina assoluta Alicia Alonso from the authenticity that defines her.
Five exhibitions will open to the public during the days of the 24th International Ballet Festival.