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Cuba’s National Ballet’s dancers return home

San Jose, Apr 24 (Prensa Latina) The dancers of Cuba's National Ballet (BNC) returned to their country on Monday after the audience applauded the virtuosity and mastery of their consecrated and new figures in Costa Rica.

After the two performances at the Melico Salazar Theater in San Jose this Sunday, the audience cheered for several minutes for the Cuban dancers who showed their commitment and passion in classical and contemporary pieces.

As in the first performance, the second show started with the contemporary piece “The Shape of Red,” followed by “Sui Generis” by Prima Ballerina Gretel Morejon and “The Dying Swan. The first act closed with “Don Quixote’s Suite,” performed by first dancers Anette Delgado and Dani Hernández. Prima Ballerina and BNC Director Viengsay Valdes was beautiful in the second act. The audience gave her a standing ovation due to her virtuosity and mastery and cheered her for several minutes during her performance of the classic “Adagio” and the pas de deux of the second act of “Swan Lake.”

The BNC’s beautiful and highly-acclaimed performance ended with “Majisimo” while the audience did not stop expressing their admiration for a show that is rare in this country but very appreciated by the Costa Ricans.

Valdés told Prensa Latina that she was pleased with the reception of the BNC in Costa Rica, pointing out that the audience loves ballet, and applauded the dancers’virtuosity.

She also highlighted the presence of President Rodrigo Chaves and First Lady Signe Zeikate at the first performance.

After Sunday’s performance ended, Cuban Ambassador to Costa Rica, Jorge Rodríguez, congratulated the BNC dancers, saying they are worthy representatives of the school founded by Alicia Alonso.


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