Jue. Oct 17th, 2019

Carmen Ballet Revives on the Stage

Whenever we say Carmen , we are probably naming an endless number of beings, we are equally evoking the feet on tiptoe, the color red, the eternal dance …

The prestigious company recently presented Carmen Ballet at the Alicia Alonso Gran Teatro de La Habana
The prestigious company recently presented Carmen Ballet at the Alicia Alonso Gran Teatro de La Habana

Ana Margarita Sánchez Soler asanchez@enet.cu

A country which has seen the shine of its four jewels and that of the Prima Ballerina Assoluta knows the value of dance. The Ballet of Camagüey is another outstanding exponent within the national context of dance and part of an internationally renowned tradition.

The prestigious company recently presented Carmen Ballet at the Alicia Alonso Gran Teatro de La Habana, a play which is named after a woman who inspired scripts for cinema, theater, opera and dance. It is still engraved on the national memory, the frenzy that Alicia put on when interpreting the mythical character.

The repertoire that distinguishes the Ballet of Camagüey is widely known and has allowed numerous dancers to show their talent on stage. The staging of the classical, romantic, neoclassical, as well as the contemporary aspects of the dance, have been in important dance-related areas worldwide for decades.

America and Europe have beheld the Ballet of Camagüey and part of its creation. Giselle, Coppelia, Don Quixote and other contemporary pieces had the dedication of choreographers and maitres of the company.

In addition to Havana Carmen will be presented by these artists in Santa Clara and Cienfuegos. There they will have the general direction of teacher Regina Balaguer, who has been leading the staff since 1996.

The expansion of Carmen to different media and artistic trends immortalized the play. In Cuba it was registered by the ballet in a hardly matchable proportion.

The Ballet of Camagüey contributes to the preservation of that sign of Cuban dance which has carved out its own history. Whenever we say Carmen, we are probably naming countless beings. We are equally evoking the toes on the tip, the red color, the eternal dance …

Translated by ESTI