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#1 chrisk217

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Posted 28 November 2007 - 05:29 AM

Does anyone know of a working site for BNdC ? I've been visiting this address for the last weeks:
http://www.balletcuba.cu/
but the site does not seem to work (it worked fine a few months ago).

I'm trying to find out their touring program for the coming months. They were supposed to be around my part of the world from 14th to 30th of December with Don Q and Giselle but there has been no promotion, no ads, no announcements and I'm starting to wonder. If anyone can give a link to their touring schedule or more information it will be very much appreciated.

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Posted 28 November 2007 - 06:44 AM

Couldn't find a website of their complete touring schedule.
I know that they are in Hamilton, Ontario quite a bit for the Nutcracker and next year for Hansel and Gretel and Giselle. Here's their Hamilton schedule.

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Posted 28 November 2007 - 07:36 AM

The BNC official web site is out of order for now. Here is the last update on their touring schedule.

2007 performances and tour dates

Dates City Country Ballets
Americas
January 6 - January 7, 2007 Havana Cuba Les Sylphides, Sinfonía Para Nueve Hombres, The Magic Flute
February 8 - February 9, 2007 Antigua Guatemala Guatemala Giselle
February 15, February 16, February 17 & February 18, 2007 Havana Cuba Coppélia
February 20 - March 18, 2007 Mexico Tour: Mexico City, San Luis Potosí, Monterrey,
Chihuahua, Saltillo, Torreón, Ciudad Juárez, Villahermosa Mexico La Magia de la Danza, Coppélia
March 7 - March 25, 2007 Ecuador Tour (various cities) Ecuador Swan Lake, Alfonsina, Coppélia, Tablada, Flames of Paris,
Chaikovski Pas de Deux, Diana y Acteon, Danzas de Mozart, Le Corsaire,
March 30 - April 1, 2007 Havana Cuba Prólogo Para Una Tragedia, Pas de Deux Mozart Divertimento
April 5 - April 8, 2007 Havana Cuba La Magia de la Danza,
April 9 - April 15, 2007 San José Costa Rica Tiempo de Danzón, Le Corsaire, Después del Diluvio, Coppélia, El Chueco
April 13 - April 14, 2007 Matanzas Cuba Varied program
April 22 - April 29, 2007 Havana Cuba XIX Festival La Huella de España, Majisimo
April 26 - 29, 2007 São Paulo Brazil La Magia de la Danza
May 1, 2007 Maceió Brazil Giselle
May 5 - May 6, 2007 Havana Cuba Varied program
May 6 - May 7, 2007 Recife Brazil Le Corsaire
May 9, 2007 Aracaju Brazil Coppélia,
May 11 - May 13, 2007 Brasilia Brazil Tiempo de Danzón, Le Corsaire, Después del Diluvio, Coppélia, El Chueco
May 16 - May 17, 2007 Florianópolis Brazil Giselle
June 4 - June 10, 2007 Havana Cuba Función de clausura del curso académico 2006-2007 del
Taller vocacional de la Cátedra de Danza del Ballet Nacional de Cuba
June 16 - June 17, 2007 Cárdenas Cuba Varied program
June 22 - June 24, 2007 Havana Cuba Giselle
June 28 - July 1, 2007 Havana Cuba Giselle
July 6 - July 7, 2007 Cárdenas Cuba Varied program
July 14 - July 15, 2007 Havana Cuba Tiempo Fuera de la Memoria
August 3 - August 5, 2007 Cienfuegos Cuba Tiempo Fuera de la Memoria
October 5 - 7 2007 Havana Cuba 50th Ann. of Tema y Variaciones
October 12 - October 14, 2007 Havana Cuba Pas de Quatre, Napoli
November 24 - November 25, 2007 Cárdenas Cuba Varied program
December 9 - December 17, 2007 Ontario Canada The Nutcracker
December 24, 2007 / January 1, 2008 Havana Cuba TBA
Europe
Dates City Country Ballets
May 1 - 20, 2007 Spain Tour: Palma de Mallorca and Valencia Spain Cinderella
July 6 - August 5, 2007 Paris France Don Quixote, Giselle
August 20 - September 23, 2007 Europe Tour 3: Copenhagen, Madrid Denmark, Spain Cinderella, Swan Lake,
La Magia de la Danza
November 1 - December 10, 2007 Europe Tour 4: Belgium, Hungary, Italy Don Quixote, Giselle
December 14 - 31, 2007 Europe Tour 5: Athens Greece Don Quixote, Giselle

Hope it helped...
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#4 chrisk217

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Posted 28 November 2007 - 10:07 AM

thank you!
The question remains though because that's the schedule i had. Two weeks before the announced date there is no no official announcement or any trace of advertising in the media here. Odd...

December 14 - 31, 2007 Europe Tour 5: Athens Greece Don Quixote, Giselle



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Posted 28 November 2007 - 10:28 AM

thank you!
The question remains though because that's the schedule i had. Two weeks before the announced date there is no no official announcement or any trace of advertising in the media here. Odd...

December 14 - 31, 2007 Europe Tour 5: Athens Greece Don Quixote, Giselle

I know...BNC PR services are unexistent, and for some odd reason, their web site, very active in the past, has been closed for a long time...and no word on when are they planning to re open it... :tiphat: Sorry for not being more helpful...

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Posted 19 January 2008 - 08:05 AM

With the help of a good friend (thanks jm :blush: ) I finally found a solution to this mystery.

The official site is not at the url given by wikipedia but here:
http://www.balletcuba.cult.cu/
The new url now appears on the 13th page of google results for the keywords: ballet cuba and on the 3rd page of google results for: Ballet National de Cuba, hopefully it will climb higher as time goes by.

If you click on Presentationes you get the program of their tours for 2008. Their tour in my city is December 2008, not December 2007 as wikipedia claimed. A few other points are cleared up by that schedule.

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Posted 19 January 2008 - 06:53 PM

Thanks Chrisk217 for your helpful information!. I copied the schedule which goes as follow:
[size=3]2008 /2009 NBC schedule[/size]

JANUARY:

01/01/08 thru 01/05/08 . Havana: "Shakespeare and his masks" (Chor. Alicia Alonso. Music: Charles Gounod. Libretto: Jose Ramon Neyra based on Romeo&Juliet,by William Shakespeare.

01/24, 01/25, 01/26 (8:30 pm.) and 01/ 27 (5:00 pm.) Havana Nutcracker (Chor: Alicia Alonso after Lev Ivánov. Music: Piotr Ilich Tchaikovsky.

FEBRUARY

01/30- THRU 02.
COSTA RICA TOUR.
Chopiniana (Stage: Alicia Alonso after Fokine. Music: Frederik Chopin.
La fille Mal gardée (Chor: Alicia Alonso after Jean Dauberval. Music: Peter Ludwig Hertel.

02/14, 02/ 15 , 02/ 16 (8:30 pm.) and 02/17 (5:00 pm.) Havana. Swan Lake .Chor: Alicia Alonso after Marius Petipa and Lev Ivánov. Music: Piotr Ilich Tchaikovsky.

02/ 20 thru 03/ 15 .
MEXICO TOUR
"Shakespeare and his masks"

APRIL-MAY

SPAIN TOUR :
Giselle (Chor. Alicia Alonso after Jean Coralli and Jules Perrot. Libretto: Théophile Gautier, Vernoy De Saint-Georges and Jean Coralli)
The magic of Dance (Classical Ballet Anthology)
Swan Lake
EGYPT TOUR
Don Quixote (Chor: Alicia Alonso / Marta Garcia / Maria Elena Llorente after Marius Petipa and Alexander Gorski. Music: Ludwig Minkus.

JUNE

06/22 THRU 06/30.
CANADA TOUR

Giselle

OCTOBER-NOVEMBER

[size=3]10/28 THRU 11/06
XXI International Ballet Festival of Havana, celebrating the 60 th Anniversary of National Ballet Of Cuba[/size] :blush:

11/20 thru 12/13
FRANCE TOUR
Don Quixote
Giselle

DECEMBER

12-13 thru 12/31

GREECE TOUR
Don Quixote
Giselle

[size=3]2009[/size]

JANUARY

Havana. 01/01 New Year's Gala

01/01-01/30
GERMANY/ITALY TOUR
Don Quixote
Giselle

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Posted 18 March 2008 - 10:32 PM

Thanks Chrisk217 for your helpful information!. I copied the schedule which goes as follow:
[size=3]2008 /2009 NBC schedule[/size]

JANUARY:

01/01/08 thru 01/05/08 . Havana: "Shakespeare and his masks" (Chor. Alicia Alonso. Music: Charles Gounod. Libretto: Jose Ramon Neyra based on Romeo&Juliet,by William Shakespeare.

01/24, 01/25, 01/26 (8:30 pm.) and 01/ 27 (5:00 pm.) Havana Nutcracker (Chor: Alicia Alonso after Lev Ivánov. Music: Piotr Ilich Tchaikovsky.

FEBRUARY

01/30- THRU 02.
COSTA RICA TOUR.
Chopiniana (Stage: Alicia Alonso after Fokine. Music: Frederik Chopin.
La fille Mal gardée (Chor: Alicia Alonso after Jean Dauberval. Music: Peter Ludwig Hertel.

02/14, 02/ 15 , 02/ 16 (8:30 pm.) and 02/17 (5:00 pm.) Havana. Swan Lake .Chor: Alicia Alonso after Marius Petipa and Lev Ivánov. Music: Piotr Ilich Tchaikovsky.

02/ 20 thru 03/ 15 .
MEXICO TOUR
"Shakespeare and his masks"

APRIL-MAY

SPAIN TOUR :
Giselle (Chor. Alicia Alonso after Jean Coralli and Jules Perrot. Libretto: Théophile Gautier, Vernoy De Saint-Georges and Jean Coralli)
The magic of Dance (Classical Ballet Anthology)
Swan Lake
EGYPT TOUR
Don Quixote (Chor: Alicia Alonso / Marta Garcia / Maria Elena Llorente after Marius Petipa and Alexander Gorski. Music: Ludwig Minkus.

JUNE

06/22 THRU 06/30.
CANADA TOUR

Giselle

OCTOBER-NOVEMBER

[size=3]10/28 THRU 11/06
XXI International Ballet Festival of Havana, celebrating the 60 th Anniversary of National Ballet Of Cuba[/size] :lol:

11/20 thru 12/13
FRANCE TOUR
Don Quixote
Giselle

DECEMBER

12-13 thru 12/31

GREECE TOUR
Don Quixote
Giselle

[size=3]2009[/size]

JANUARY

Havana. 01/01 New Year's Gala

01/01-01/30
GERMANY/ITALY TOUR
Don Quixote
Giselle

:tiphat:



A little update, on BNC's schedule for April:

"Grand pas de Quatre" : Alonso afer Perrot/Pugni

"Time out of memory": Brian MacDonald/Paul Creston.

[size=4]"Theme and Variations"[/size] :clapping: Balanchine/Tchaikowsky

"Flames of Paris". Alonso after Vainonen/Asafiev. ( I wonder if they will do the whole ballet...? )

"Dionaea". Gustavo Herrera/ Heitor Villa Lobos.

Good luck BNC! :thumbsup:


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