Toba Singer, Author of “Fernando Alonso: The Father of Cuban Ballet” [Video Interview]

 

Toba Singer, author of Fernando Alonso: The Father of Cuban Ballet
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Toba Singer, author of Fernando Alonso: The Father of Cuban Ballet

This afternoon I sat down, or rather, I “hung out” with Toba Singer, ballet writer and critic to discuss her latest book, “Fernando Alonso: The Father of Cuban Ballet”

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Toba was very fortunate to have met Fernando Alonso and interview him about his ballet career as a dancer, but most importantly, as a teacher and co-founder of the Cuban School of Ballet, from which great ballet dancers have emerged, such as Carlos Acosta, Jose Manuel Carreño, Viengsay Valdes, just to name a few.

Toba Singer, Author of Fernando Alonso: The Father of Cuban Ballet
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[Video Interview]

I asked Toba how the idea to write about Fernando had come to her, what she learned about Alonso, the teacher and the man. And finally what was her take-away from the entire process.

Watch the video below and find out what she had to say about this amazing icon, that was Fernando Alonso in the world of ballet.

Video taken from Romy Macias’ YouTube channel.

Toba Singer, Author of “Fernando Alonso: The Father of Cuban Ballet”

I hope you enjoyed this interview as much as I did. If so, please help us share ballet to more people around the world!

Follow the links and images below to read Toba Singer’s books Fernando Alonso: The Father of Cuban Ballet

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 and First Position: A Century of Ballet Artists
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. Thanks!

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2 Comments

  1. I loved this. Will there be a part 2?

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    • I’m glad you enjoyed the interview Evelyne!

      Not sure about another one soon, as Ms. Singer is really busy. But there are plans of adding another article on Fernando Alonso.

      Stay tuned!

      Reply

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