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June 2016 Tour to Puerto Rico - Giselle

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The Ballet Nacional de Cuba will present its GISELLE next month in San Juan's Bellas Artes theater. Three performances from June 10-12. Principal casting has not yet been announced.


Scroll down to "Junio"; this doesn't specify dates & times of performances, which I found through local TicketCenter site:


Still no principal casting, though. I wonder why?

Also, I notice that Amaya Rodriguez is no longer shown on their roster, as "Primeros Bailarines" or any category. Maybe this is just a website tech error? Here is the current roster of Primeros Bailarines:


Click on the photos to get the bios. The only four ladies pictured are Arencibia, Delgado, Pinera & Valdez. Rodriguez was among them last time I checked, a year ago. She was their youngest Prima, just promoted in 2013. Or did I miss a recent defection notice????? Very disappointing if she doesn't dance Giselle in San Juan. Alternately, we can pray for Annette Delgado to show up. :)


If the troupe's latest female "young wonder" Gabriela Mesa isn't on this tour, I'll be disappointed. (She is still on their roster, in the Soloist category.)

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Cross posting link to thread on Amaya Rodriguez:


She appears to have defected to Mexico/USA in 2015. So Puerto Rico will not be seeing her Giselle next month.

Amaya will dance Giselle with the Cuban Classical Ballet of Miami on June 17. I will be in Russia then.. ;-(



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