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Cuban Ballet

Changing of the Guard: Five Prima Ballerinas Reflect on the Biggest Change in the Dance World

Carla Escoda | Posted 03.05.2015 | Arts
Carla Escoda

This is an extraordinary time in the dance world, when five of the greatest ballerinas of our time, from leading American ballet companies, have, coincidentally, all announced their retirement within months of each other.

The Edge of Stardom: Secundaria Premieres in San Francisco

Carla Escoda | Posted 07.10.2014 | Arts
Carla Escoda

When the San Francisco Dance Film Festival airs the West Coast première of Secundaria (High School) -- a candid look at the lives of students at the world-famous National Ballet School in Havana -- expect Cuban dancers to be out in full force.

Ballet Points to U.S.-Cuba: Friendship Is Not an "Impossible Dream!"

Noel Irwin Hentschel | Posted 09.01.2011 | Arts
Noel Irwin Hentschel

While critics reviewed Don Quixote, I considered the bigger picture of what the significance of this Cuban ballet touring the United States at this particular time in history means for the people of Cuba and of America.