Opera House at the Kennedy Center
Ballet Nacional de Cuba
with Alicia Alonso
director, prima ballerina
June 19-July 8
Ballet Nacional de Cuba, with its magnificent corps de ballet and breathtaking
virtuoso soloists makes its second visit to this country only a year after its exciting
debut last summer. In addition to their unforgettable production of the full-length
classic Giselle, Ballet Nacional de Cuba brings back several works that produced
critical acclaim and standing ovations performance after performance: Canto Vital
with its dazzling display of pyrotechnical dancing, the exciting Carmen, the tender
Tarde en la Siesta, the light-hearted Paso-a-Tres and the enormous, intense power
and excitement of Blood Wedding.
Under Alicia Alonso's direction, the company has created a major new production of
the classic Swan Lake. It will have its United States Premiere here. Choreography for
this beautiful, full-length work has been done by Miss Alonso based on the original
by Petipa and Ivanov with decor by Julia Castanio.
Other works which are new to United States audiences include: the charming Cuban
version of La Fille Mal Gardee, Alberto Mendez' Rara Avis to music by Handel; a
beautiful pas de deux for Miss Alonso and Jorge Esquival, Remembrance, to music of
Tchaikovsky with choreography by Brian MacDonald; another pas de deux for the
same couple, Spartacus, a gorgeous love duet; and Night of the Guitar and El Giije,
two uniquely Cuban works sure to be among the most memorable in the
TUES. EVE. WED. EVE. THURS. EVE. FRI. EVE. SAT. MAT. SAT. EVE. SUN. MAT. SUN. EVE.
June 19 June 20 June 21 June 22 June 23 June 23 June 24 June 24
Les Sylphides; Les Sylphides; Prologue for a Swan Lake+ Swan Lake Swan Lake Prologue for a Prologue for a
Canto Vital; Canto Vital; Tragedy; Tragedy; Tragedy;
Tarde en la Tarde en la Pas de Quatre; Pas de Quatre; Canto Vital;
Siesta; Siesta; Carmen Carmen Paso a Tres;
Rar Avis; Rara Avis; Rara Avis;
Remembrances Remembrance La Per
June 26 June 27 June 28 June 29 June 30 June 30 July 1 July 1
Swan Lake Giselle El Guije;. Blood Wedding: Giselle El Guije; El Guije; BloodWedding;
Pas de Quatre: La Fille Mal Pas de Quatre: Pas de Quatre; La Fille Mal
Spartacus pas Gardee;' Songfora Spartacus pas Gardee:
de Deux;c Pas de Quatre Strange de Deux: Les Sylphides
Time Out of Flower;, Time Out of
Mind; Time out of Mind;
Swan Lake Pas Mind; Swan Lake Pas
de Deux La Peri de Deux
July 3 July 4 July 5 July 6 July 7 July 7 July 8 July 8
Night of the Swan Lake Pulsations;, Pulsations; Night of the Night of the Pulsations; Giselle
Guitar Flower FlowerFestival; Guitar Guitar FlowerFestival;
Festival;+ Paso a Tres: Munecos;
Tarde en la Carmen La Fille Mal
PRICES: Orch. $19.50; 1st Tier $16.50, 15.00; 2nd Tier $14.00, 12.00, 9.50*; Box Tier $25.00. TUES. thru SAT. EVES. at 8 PM; SUN. EVES. at
7:30 PM; SAT. MATS. at 2 PM; SUN. MATS. at 1:30 PM.
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