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Fernando Alonso: The Father of Cuban Ballet

Toba Singer

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780813044026
eISBN:
9780813046259
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813044026.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Dance

The Cuban names we know best are Fidel Castro, Che Guevara and the exquisite ballet star, Alicia Alonso. Yet there is another Cuban whose fascinating story has until now been circulated exclusively ... More


How Carmen Suite was Born

Maya Plisetskaya

in I, Maya Plisetskaya

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300088571
eISBN:
9780300130713
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300088571.003.0039
Subject:
Music, Dance

In this chapter, Maya Plisetskaya reflects on how she came up with the idea for Carmen Suite, a ballet created in 1967 by Cuban choreographer Alberto Alonso, using music written by her husband Rodion ... More


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