Prestigious International Ensembles Will Attend the 24th International Ballet Festival

New York’s Ballet Hispanico and the Linga and Pontus Lidberg Companies will present a world premiere and other choreographies unseen in Havana.

Important dance companies will meet in Havana during the 24th edition of the International Ballet Festival that will take place from October 28th through November 7th. New York’s Ballet Hispanico, founded by Venezuelan-U.S. dancer and choreographer Tina Ramírez and currently directed by Eduardo Vilaro, is one of the ensembles that will mount the stage of the capital’s Mella Theater.

With great prestige worldwide, New York’s Ballet Hispanico has dedicated itself to the exploration and preservation of Latin culture through dance, and has done so taking into consideration the dynamics of the Hispanic diaspora. This group, ranked as “the main dance company representing Hispanic culture in the United States,” has performed for over two million people in the United States, Europe and South America. Its repertoire contains more than seventy-five pieces and it has worked with forty-five important choreographers worldwide.

On Saturday, November 1st and Sunday, November 2nd the prestigious ...

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