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More Defections from Cuba


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#1 Helene

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Posted 16 June 2014 - 09:30 AM

It feels so regular that we're not even commenting:  more dancers left a Cuban National Ballet tour, this time to Puerto Rico, most making their way to the US and making their US debuts in a gala in Miami starring Lorena Feijoo.  The articles in Links begin with this one from last Monday, 9 June:

http://www.miamihera...s-expected.html

 

Feijoo posted a caricature of the elderly Alonso with the Spanish equivalent of the saying, "Will the last one out please turn out the lights" and commented, "Alicia, how much longer? How many more?" to her Facebook page.

 

 



#2 sandik

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Posted 16 June 2014 - 09:54 AM

 

 

Feijoo posted a caricature of the elderly Alonso with the Spanish equivalent of the saying, "Will the last one out please turn out the lights" ...

 

 

Ouch -- that phrase has a particular edge in the Seattle area -- it was a billboard slogan back in 1971, when the local economy took a precipitous nosedive after congress cut funding for the SST (supersonic transport) being developed by Boeing.  We were very much a one-company town at the time -- the community lost over 60,000 jobs, and about a sixth of its population.  The Boeing engineers who worked with Pacific Northwest Ballet several years later to re-engineer the tree for their new Nutcracker were the survivors of some pretty draconian layoffs.

 

(brought it back around to ballet at the end!)



#3 cubanmiamiboy

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Posted 16 June 2014 - 10:00 AM

Lorena knows very well the deal. She was particularly neglected during her early years of her career...

Edited by cubanmiamiboy, 16 June 2014 - 10:01 AM.



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