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With this production, the cooperation of the National Dance Company with the National Ballet of Cuba is reborn

Mexican dancer Valeria Mariaud is happy. He has his first leading role in a complete choreography, neither more nor less than with the National Ballet of Cuba (Cuba), at the Great Theater of Havana, upon renewing the collaboration of the National Dance Company (CND) with the group founded in 1948 by the legendary dancer Alicia Alonso, today under the direction of Viengsay Valdés.

The cooperation between both dance institutions, acknowledges Valdés, had distanced itself, but now it is reborn.

Mariaud plays the sweet Kitri in the version of Don Quixote, by Marius Petipa, made famous by Alicia Alonso, in the Avellaneda room of the Havana cultural complex. Her debut was this weekend and the next show will be on Friday, July 15, with the first dancer of the BNC, Dani Álvarez, who came to Mexico three years ago with Giselle.

From the Cuban capital and in the midst of rehearsals, the dancer who graduated from the National School of Classical and Contemporary Dance of the National Institute of Fine Arts and Literature talks about what it means for her to dance a ballet recreated by prima ballerina assoluta Alicia Alonso, Died on October 17, 2019, at the age of 99.