Saturday, 28 March 2015

Cuballett Hamburg 2015

Last year Joanna watched and very kindly reviewed a performance of Swan Lake by the National Ballet of Cuba in Havana (see Joanna Goodman We are the dancers, we create the dreams: Ballet Nacional de Cuba’s El Lago de los Cisnes in Havana 8 July 2015). At the end of the show Alicia Alonso appeared for a standing ovation. "It was a privilege" wrote Joanna," to have the opportunity to see her in the flesh."

This year the daughter of that great dancer is coming to us. Or at least next door. Laura Alonso and other teachers from Cuba will hold a series of classes in Hamburg in May. The highlight promises to be a master class by Laura Alonso herself on 23 May 2015. Judging by this video of her rehearsing dancers for Les Sylphdes it should be quite an experience. Also teaching will be Reynaldo Muniz Delgado. Here he is coaching a dancer for The Sleeping Beauty. The visit will end with a gala by Cuballet Hamburg on 31 May 2015.

Further information about the classes and a link for online registration can be obtained from the home page of Cuballett Hamburg's blog. It will be a good time to come to Hamburg. The euro is lower than it has been for a while. We will have had our election and our politicos and civil servants will be busy horse trading. What better time to take a breather. And what could be better than dancing,

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