Monday, 28 May 2012

Don Quichotte. Cuban Ballet. 2007.

Watch The Performance Here:

Founded by “prima ballerina assoluta” Alicia Alonso over fifty years ago,
the National Ballet of Cuba – one of the world’s best dance companies –
gives an insight into its extraordinary talent with Don Quixote.
This joyous, sparkling work is perfectly suited to the company’s mix of classicism and panache
– a style that combines Russian technique and American rapidity with a thoroughly Latin sensibility.
Performed in the original Alicia Alonso version, Don Quixote devotes all of its two hours to
authentic Spanish dance: sensational portés, vertiginous leaps, splendid pirouettes, sublime solos
and stunning variations. Viengsay Valdés (Kitri) and Romel Frómeta (Basilio) are an
absolute delight: technical prowess, powerful stage presence and a flair that permeates every step, every movement.
Romel Frometa   Basilio
Viengsay Valdes  Kitri
Daniela Pinera  Reine des Driades

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