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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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Menia Martínez

Menia Martínez

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Menia Martínez
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Fernando Alonso
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Toba Singer

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University Press of Florida
DOI:10.5744/florida/9780813044026.003.0028

Having had most of her training via scholarship at the Vaganova Institute, Martínez returned to Cuba to work on special programs there including in theater and television. She emphasizes the dedication to intellectual development that Fernando Alonso brought to his students and shares a bit of Cuban history and the overlap between the arts and the guerrilla movement in the mountains and workers’ organizations in Havana, ending with the hope that Fernando Alonso’s role in the development of ballet in Cuba will finally get the recognition it deserves.

Keywords:   Rudolf Nureyev, Maurice Béjart, Jorge Lefebre, Violeta Casals, Che Guevara, Alberto Alonso, Fidel Castro, Vaganova Institute, Nicolas Guillen

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