Ballet Nacional de Cuba in Costa Mesa
Posted 22 June 2011 - 05:46 PM
Posted 23 June 2011 - 08:42 AM
The other day I was listening to the moaning of a friend related to the defections issue and to "what a shame was it that the Cuban Ballet can't present themselves with a proper troupe", given the high volume of defections. I reposted that, on the contrary, never was the Cuban Ballet more well known internationally as when our dancers started leading major troupes around the world. Hence the final situation is a winning one...CNB is everywhere, and its style and schooling is widely seen, recognized and respected via the body of those dancers now showing their art in major companies worldwide. Can we ask for more..?
Posted 08 July 2011 - 03:48 PM
Thank you for your review and your perspective on the recent performance of the Ballet Nacional de Cuba, Odinthor.
I love the company, its art, its traditions, its "four jewels" (three of them now unfortunately passed.) I watched this company (and ballet) for the first time in 1978 in Havana, and was forever enchanted with it. In 2001 I traveled to New York to see them. And now in 2011 I traveled to DC to see them again. I hope to see them in Cuba one day. The Cuban ballet dancers work hard, they strive to be the best, they defect, then they go back to Cuba, then they defect again. There are many views about the political aspects, but I try to stay away from them, and focus on the art and beauty of this legendary company. My review from Washington DC was honest, and I enjoyed all three performances, except as noted. Please keep posting. Best.
Posted 08 July 2011 - 04:25 PM
Oh, wait...I know only of the passing of Yuyi and Mirta...am I unaware of another death among the four...?
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