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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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Alicia, Fernando, and Laura

Alicia, Fernando, and Laura

Giant Steps across a Changing Landscape

(p.17) 3 Alicia, Fernando, and Laura
Fernando Alonso

Toba Singer

University Press of Florida

Fernando tells his experiences at 19, marrying and finding a job and living quarters in post-Depression New York in the barrios, learning to become an x-ray technician, finding jobs dancing and good ballet classes, and of his daughter Laura’s birth, at a time that he and Alicia were meeting the dancers they would spend a decade working with.

Keywords:   Mordkin Ballet, Ballet Caravan, Enrico Zanfretta, Enrico Cecchetti, Metropolitan Opera House, Lucia Chase, Carnegie Hall, Alicia Alonso, Lincoln Kerstein, George Balanchine

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