Cuba Premiers Documentary on Fernando Alonso

Prensa Latina News Agency

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Fernando Alonso is considered a meticulous worker who did not underestimate individualities. (Photo taken from cubadebate.cu).

Filmmakers and intellectuals will premiere a new documentary about the father of the Cuban ballet school, Fernando Alonso, a special teacher who died in 2013

Director Esther García will present the 42-minute medium-length film at the Villena hall, at the site of the Union of Writers and Artists of Cuba (UNEAC), entitled: ‘Fernando Danza Infinita’.

The film has a general script by Otto Braña and the advice of one of the jewels of Cuban ballet, Aurora Bosch, who after the death of his teacher proposed at a UNEAC’s Congress to name the Cuban National Ballet School after Fernando Alonso.

In statements to Prensa Latina at that time, Bosch based the need to rescue a special teacher for having been the trainer of many dancers of her generation and to have taught them to teach.

According to Bosch, the teacher not only taught them steps but also offered a comprehensive education for the stages and for life.

The former first dancer of the National Ballet of Cuba (BNC) described Alonso as a meticulous worker who did not underestimate individualities, polished, sculpted dancers, encouraged curiosity, research, and educated with a vast culture.

Alonso founded the BNC in 1948 and the Cuban ballet school with his brother, Alberto Alonso (choreographer), and his then wife Alicia Alonso, a great dancer who according to Bosch was the paradigm of all dancers of her time.

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