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Fernando AlonsoThe Father of Cuban Ballet$
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Toba Singer

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9780813044026

Published to Florida Scholarship Online: September 2013

DOI: 10.5744/florida/9780813044026.001.0001

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Lázaro Carreño and Yoel Carreño

Lázaro Carreño and Yoel Carreño

(p.137) Lázaro Carreño and Yoel Carreño
Fernando Alonso

Toba Singer

University Press of Florida

Two Ballet Nacional de Cuba principal dancers, Lázaro Carreño and his nephew Yoel, compare how they experienced Fernando as a teacher and a coach during the different generations to which they belonged, his emphasis on detail and discipline and insuring that steps and production values not be lost or compromised over time emphasizing that current dancers need to learn for the first time certain approaches that older dancers absorbed from Fernando from the very beginning of their dance education.

Keywords:   Leningrad Vaganova Institute, Mikhail Baryshnikov, José Manuel Carreño, Zaragoza, Ballet du Rhin, Alejo Carpentier Provincial School, Gold Medal, Norwegian National Ballet, Giselle

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