Photo: Alicia Alonso
The National Ballet of Cuba plans to deliver a “message of peace” when it starts its first United States tour in eight years, said renowned director, Alicia Alonso.
“It will be wonderful to visit again… and bring to the United States our art, and a message of peace and love,” the dance legend told reporters. Alonso, who is 90 years old, continues to direct the troupe even though she is nearly blind and has trouble walking.
The group will begin its tour on Tuesday with six performances in Washington; followed by New York, Costa Mesa, California and Los Angeles. The National Ballet also plans to visit Russia in late summer and Spain before the end of the year.
”Actually, dancers belong to the world. The artist is the best thing for humanity; he has no frontier. He has only one (goal)—happiness of the people,“ Alonso said. She added “governments… that is another thing”.