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Fernando Alonso: The Father of Cuban Ballet

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Written records of Alonso s work are scarce, yet Toba Singer s quest to spotlight his seminal role in the development of the modern ballet canon yields key material: pre-blockade tapes from Lincoln Center, Spanish-language sources from the Museum of Dance in Havana, and interviews with the ballet master himself alongside a broad range of friends, relatives, and collaborato ...more
ebook, 240 pages
Published May 14th 2014 by University Press of Florida (first published January 1st 2013)
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Lee Wilson
Fernando Alonso The Father of Cuban Ballet is a fascinating book about the man who co-founded the first professional ballet company in Cuba and developed a pedagogy which has created star dancers for companies all over the world.

Fernando Alonso grew up in Cuba and married the great Cuban ballerina Alicia Alonso (née Martínez). Fernando danced on Broadway and with the Mordkin Ballet, Ballet Caravan, and Ballet Theatre, but his dream was to create a world-class Cuban ballet company. In 1948, when
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