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- Alicia Alonso is a Cuban prima ballerina assoluta and choreographer. Her company became the Ballet Nacional de Cuba in 1955. She is most famous for her portrayals of Giselle and the ballet version of Carmen. From the age of nineteen, Alonso was afflicted with an by a sight condition and became partially blind. Her partners always had to be in the exact place she expected them to be, and she used lights in different parts of the stage to guide herself.
- Alicia Alonso a.k.a. Alicia Alonzo is a Filipina actress in movies and television in the Philippines. She is the sister of action star Anthony Alonzo.
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Volume 2: The Americas by Arthur Holmberg, Carlos Solorzano
The Ballet Nacional de Cuba, founded byprima ballerina Alicia Alonso, has set the standards of professionalism in both its approach to ballet and its technical mastery.Working in awide range ofstyles, from classic and romanticto newpathsin ...
Second Edition by Kenneth T. Jackson, Lisa Keller, Nancy Flood
Its first choreographer was Jerome Robbins, who produced Fancy Free in 1944 and, with the English choreographer Antony Tudor, trained such dancers as Nora Kaye, Harold Lang, Michael Kidd, Alicia Alonso, and Hugh Laing. The Ballet ...
4 Volume Set by Bonnie G. Smith
Singularly influential internationally, Alonso also championed ballet in Cuba and established the island's first ballet company, the Ballet Alicia Alonso (now National Ballet of Cuba), in 1948. Admired for the rigor of its training and recruiting ...
by Mary Ellen Snodgrass
Over decades of global com- mercialization of flamenco throughout Catalonia and Castile, the dance devolved into erotic stage spectacle, yet, in 1929, the steps entranced Cuban dance star Alicia Alonso. In 2010, UNESCO listed the dance ...
by Cordelia Candelaria
movement, which was politically conscious music with Latin American folkloric roots, the National Ballet under Alicia Alonso, and the Casa de las Americas, ...
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