Originally published on Ballet Nacional de Cuba’s website.
Alicia Alonso in “Don Quixote,” photo by Alessio di Paola
Alicia Alonso, prima ballerina assoluta and general director of the Ballet Nacional de Cuba, is one of the most outstanding personalities in ballet history and is the top figure of classical ballet in the realm of Ibero-American culture.
She was born in Havana, where she started her ballet studies in 1931, at the Pro-Arte Musical Society Ballet School. Later she
Alicia Alonso in “Don Quixote” in 1968, photo by Alessio di Paola
Ballet Nacional de Cuba returns to the Auditorium in May for three performances of its acclaimed Don Quixote, choreographed by longtime company director Alicia Alonso. The company’s version of the ballet puts a distinctly Cuban spin on the story ballet and has been called “a fiesta for firebrands” by the Washington Post. In this interview with the Auditorium Theatre, Alonso discusses the ideas behind her versio
At the Auditorium Theatre, we deal in stories told through dance, music, and the spoken word. One of my greatest joys is to share the story of our theatre with you: The Auditorium was created as a place where people from all walks of life could gather to experience the power of the performing arts — a Theatre for the People.
Just as the theatre has its own tales to share, so do the artists who grace our historic stage. Our 2018-19 Season highlights these exceptional storytellers