Lorca Inspires New Season of Cuban National Ballet

Havana, Aug 31 (Prensa Latina) The Cuban National Ballet (BNC) today takes up the poetic work of Federico Garcia Lorca through the staging of ”Tierra y Luna”, a piece by Spanish Maria Rovira inspired on texts by the transcendental writer.

The choreographer, awarded in 1998 by the Generalitat de Catalonia with the National Dance Prize, staged this work for the Cuban company that same year and during a recent visit to this capital, she told Prensa Latina her joy because more than one decade later she was asked here for that piece with love.

Rovira has a long history of collaborations with the BNC and the Acosta Danza company, whose director, Carlos Acosta, chose her as a choreographer of a film inspired on him that will be premiered in some few weeks in Spain during the San Sebastian International Film Festival.

In addition to ‘Tierra y Luna’, with music by X Alfonso, the BNC will perform the comedy-ballet ‘La flauta magica’, a version by Alicia Alonso inspired on the homonymous work by Russian choreographer Lev Ivanov.

Both pieces can also be enjoyed in galas during the 26th International Ballet Festival in Havana, to be held from October 28 to November 6.

The event will mark the 70th anniversary of the foundation of the Cuban company, declared a National Cultural Heritage this year by the government.

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