Are you stumped on what gift to give your loved one this February 14?
Why not celebrate Valentine’s Day with ballet? With the National Ballet of Cuba (or National Cuba Ballet). The renowned ballet company will be touring Western Canada this month.
Celebrate Valentine’s Day with Ballet
One of the 10 great ballet companies of the world, The National Ballet of Cuba presents 29 amazing dancers in a program entitled The Magic of Dance on Feb. 14 at 8 p.m. at the Chilliwack Cultural Centre, part of a first-ever Western Canada tour.
Alicia Alonso, Cuban prima ballerina assoluta, directs the Ballet Nacional de Cuba
Founded in 1948 by Alicia Alonso, one of the most celebrated ballerinas for over five decades, The National Ballet of Cuba has reached international stardom and is one of the world’s most renowned classical ballet companies. Alonso has combined a true sense of romanticism with a Latin boldness of feeling, and the suppleness and high extensions of the Russian dance. Choreographed by this legendary 20th Century ballet icon and ballet company founder, The Magic of Dance showcases this uniquely Cuban style of dance recognized for producing dancers of the highest technical and emotional ability. Transforming the traditional repertoire…
The National Ballet of Cuba will set the stage ablaze as they perform, showcasing the unique beauty and technical fortitude of this world-class international ensemble as they combine joyful Cuban sensuality with the superb classical nature of Russian classical ballet technique in The Magic of Dance. A rare treat to see an international company of this stature performing in B.C., communities such as Victoria, Nanaimo, Kelowna, Banff, Alberta and Chilliwack are part the 2012 tour and will be witness to an incredible show.
A must-see program
Earning worldwide acclaim, The National Ballet of Cuba has created more than 600 works and performed in over 60 countries, receiving hundreds of international awards. Under the leadership of Alonso, who at age 88 is still at the helm, The National Ballet of Cuba ranks as one of the great ballet companies today, making Cuban trained dancers now marquee names in some of the top ballet companies throughout the world.
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