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Ballet Alicia Alonso

Toba Singer

in Fernando Alonso: The Father of Cuban Ballet

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780813044026
eISBN:
9780813046259
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813044026.003.0009
Subject:
Music, Dance

Laura Rayneri is challenged by conservatives in Pro-Arte, and Alicia, Fernando, and Alberto launch Ballet Alicia Alonso helped by loans of sets and costumes and with a rich repertoire garnered from ... More


Autumn in New York, and a Dawning in Havana

Toba Singer

in Fernando Alonso: The Father of Cuban Ballet

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780813044026
eISBN:
9780813046259
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813044026.003.0007
Subject:
Music, Dance

Fernando discusses his and Alicia’s return to Ballet Theatre and the repertoire they danced during the next two seasons, as well as the plans they made to invite BT dancers to dance in subsequent ... More


Batista’s Blackmail Bid

Toba Singer

in Fernando Alonso: The Father of Cuban Ballet

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780813044026
eISBN:
9780813046259
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813044026.003.0014
Subject:
Music, Dance

Cuba becomes first company in the Western Hemisphere to mount a 4-act Swan Lake at University Stadium sponsored by La Polar Brewery. Company’s farewell to Cuban stage. Protests mounted to Batista’s ... More


International Recognition Abroad, at Home, on Film, and in Print

Toba Singer

in Fernando Alonso: The Father of Cuban Ballet

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780813044026
eISBN:
9780813046259
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813044026.003.0018
Subject:
Music, Dance

Alicia and Fernando dine with Picasso at the artist’s 80th birthday celebration on the Riviera. Company danced for Cuban Border Battalion on Guantánamo during missile crisis. ICAIC’s proposal to film ... More


Ramona de Sáa

Toba Singer

in Fernando Alonso: The Father of Cuban Ballet

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780813044026
eISBN:
9780813046259
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813044026.003.0025
Subject:
Music, Dance

Ramona de Sáa, as director of the Academy, discusses how the methodology developed over the years and how the curriculum is assayed by the teachers to assure that there is uniformity, how to create ... More


Challenges and Pilgrimages

Toba Singer

in Fernando Alonso: The Father of Cuban Ballet

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780813044026
eISBN:
9780813046259
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813044026.003.0006
Subject:
Music, Dance

Ballet Theatre looks to expand but experiences financial woes, Alicia Alonso develops retinal problems and must return to Cuba, Fernando accompanies her and begins work at Pro-Arte, bringing dancers ... More


Crafting a Curriculum, Sculpting a Style

Toba Singer

in Fernando Alonso: The Father of Cuban Ballet

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780813044026
eISBN:
9780813046259
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813044026.003.0011
Subject:
Music, Dance

Swan Lake, Le Spectre de la Rose, and Sombras are taken on tour, and Fernando dances Franz in Coppélia to Alicia’s Swanilda. Mr. Gallo signs company up for tour of Central America which is extended ... More


Alicia, Fernando, and Laura: Giant Steps across a Changing Landscape

Toba Singer

in Fernando Alonso: The Father of Cuban Ballet

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780813044026
eISBN:
9780813046259
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813044026.003.0003
Subject:
Music, Dance

Fernando tells his experiences at 19, marrying and finding a job and living quarters in post-Depression New York in the barrios, learning to become an x-ray technician, finding jobs dancing and good ... More


The Soviet Union Invites the Alonsos

Toba Singer

in Fernando Alonso: The Father of Cuban Ballet

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780813044026
eISBN:
9780813046259
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813044026.003.0015
Subject:
Music, Dance

Only the Academy remained, Fernando choreographed Divagaciones, Alicia and Fernando tour USSR, Fernando teaches with Nureyev in class, sees advantages of Russian bravura in men’s work, detained by ... More


Carlos Acosta

Toba Singer

in Fernando Alonso: The Father of Cuban Ballet

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780813044026
eISBN:
9780813046259
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813044026.003.0023
Subject:
Music, Dance

Carlos Acosta speaks about Fernando as a teacher who introduced adolescent boys to the laws of physics in the ballet studio, and while Acosta had little direct contact with Alonso, explains how he ... More


Aurora Bosch

Toba Singer

in Fernando Alonso: The Father of Cuban Ballet

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780813044026
eISBN:
9780813046259
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813044026.003.0022
Subject:
Music, Dance

Aurora Bosch tells of becoming a scholarship student then one of the Four Jewels, and learning to teach as she learned to dance, and of her trust in Fernando as not only a great teacher, but a ... More


Jorge Esquivel

Toba Singer

in Fernando Alonso: The Father of Cuban Ballet

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780813044026
eISBN:
9780813046259
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813044026.003.0032
Subject:
Music, Dance

Recruited to ballet from an orphanage, Jorge Esquivel, the winner of many prestigious prizes, and Alicia’s partner for nearly a quarter of a century, represented the very best of a generation and ... More


Azari Plisetsky

Toba Singer

in Fernando Alonso: The Father of Cuban Ballet

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780813044026
eISBN:
9780813046259
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813044026.003.0024
Subject:
Music, Dance

Azari Plisetsky, from a family of Russian actors and dancers who danced with the Bolshoi, joined the BNC after the Alonsos toured the Soviet Union and requested that a dancer from there join the ... More


Lorena Feijóo and Lupe Calzadilla

Toba Singer

in Fernando Alonso: The Father of Cuban Ballet

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780813044026
eISBN:
9780813046259
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813044026.003.0031
Subject:
Music, Dance

Mother and daughter dancers, Lorena Feijóo and Lupe Calzadilla, relate their experiences studying and being coached by Fernando Alonso, Lupe in a period where the Cuban Ballet was in its infancy, ... More


Révérence

Toba Singer

in Fernando Alonso: The Father of Cuban Ballet

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780813044026
eISBN:
9780813046259
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813044026.003.0020
Subject:
Music, Dance

Fernando speaks about his current life as a coach, repetiteur, and lecturer, and his daily routine, travels, family time, and what he values most in life.


John White

Toba Singer

in Fernando Alonso: The Father of Cuban Ballet

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780813044026
eISBN:
9780813046259
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813044026.003.0030
Subject:
Music, Dance

John White, who joined the Ballet Nacional de Cuba after a short career dancing in New York and L.A., became injured and began teaching under Fernando Alonso’s tutelage. He married dancer Margarita ... More


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