Ballet Nacional de Cuba Performs in Nanaimo
Whether you are especially fond of ballet, or you simply want to enjoy a night appreciating the fine art of dance that best depicts the study of precision and perfection, don’t miss out on this rare opportunity to watch the world-famous Ballet Nacional de Cuba perform live in Nanaimo, slated February 7, Tuesday.
World Famous Performers
Ballet Nacional de Cuba is a world-famous ballet company known for their stunning combination of classical Russian ballet used to wonderfully showcase the colorful and enthralling culture of Cuba. It’s an interesting mix of passion and rhythm, all performed by seasoned ballet dancers set to astound everyone with their flawless display of superior techniques that earned them raving reviews around the world.
Their performance in Nanaimo on Vancouver Island, is part of their Canadian Tour, which includes performances in 6 key cities, showcasing highly diverse choreographic styles this ballet company has been known for.
Among the popular performance pieces included in their repertoire include En las sombras de un vals, which showcases the choreography of Alicia Alonso of the Josef Strauss piece. The show will also include Eduardo Blanco’s Acentos performing with the music of the popular Cuban group Luna Negra. They will also feature The Nutcracker Suite, which is the 2nd act of the Swan Lake as well as another Eduardo Blanco’s Idilio, with the music of Luis Enrique Bakalov.
About Ballet Nacional de Cuba
This ballet company is widely recognized as the most popular and important ever formed at the famous Cuban School of Ballet, and has been widely regarded as the fruits of the talent of Alicia Alonso (a prima ballerina) and Fernando Alonso, along with Fernando’s brother Alberto Alonso, who was Cuba’s first ever male professional ballet dancer.
This ballet company came into being through Fidel Castro’s commitment to promote the arts and make it available for everyone in Cuba back in 1959. Deeply intertwined with the colorful history of the country, the Revolution marked the birth of ballet in Cuba. The company received $200, 000 from the Castro Government, which paved the way for the beginning of their illustrious history. Even now, the Cuban government actively supports Ballet Nacional de Cuba.
Date: February 7, 2012 (Tuesday)
Location: Port Theatre
125 Front Street, Nanaimo
Ticket Prices: Adult -- $ 60
Member -- $ 56
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