THE BALLERINAS FROM HAVANA

4.03.2012

LOURDES LOPEZ IN BALANCHINE'S  THEME AND VARIATIONS    PHOTO: STEVEN CARAS
ALICIA ALONSO IN NIJINSKA'S SCHUMANN CONCERTO 

Theme and Variations was choroegraphed in  1947; Schumann Concerto in 1951.

Alicia Alonso was born in Cuba in 1920, and moved to New York at age sixteen. Here she studied at the School of American Ballet, this but an early chapter in a storied career at companies including New York City based American Ballet Theater. In 1948, she founded the company that would become, under her directorship. The Ballet Nacional de Cuba.

 Lourdes Lopez was born  in Havana and raised in Miami, and moved to New York  at age fourteen. Here she studied full time at the School of American Ballet, then dancing with New York City Ballet from 1974-1997. Today she was named Artistic Director of the Miami City Ballet.

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