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Fernando Alonso: The Father of Cuban Ballet

Toba Singer

Abstract

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 by Cubans and ballet insiders: that of Fernando Alonso, Alicia’s first husband, and the architect of a teaching method that has produced a bevy of classical ballet box office favorites the world over. Alicia and Fernando danced in Broadway musicals and were founding members of New York’s groundbreaking Ballet Theatre. Returning to Cuba, they joined Fernando’s brother Alberto to build a national ball ... More

Keywords: Cuba, Ballet, Cuban Revolution, Dance, Ballet instruction, Musical Comedy, Broadway, American Ballet Theatre, Cuban National Ballet

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780813044026
Published to University Press Scholarship Online: September 2013 DOI:10.5744/florida/9780813044026.001.0001

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Toba Singer, author

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I Antes (Before)

II Después (After)

III Recuerdos (Recollections)