Alicia Alonso, at 91 years of age, has made a stage comeback at the 23rd Havana International Ballet Festival.
Prensa Latina reported that the Cuban ballet legend danced Un retrato para el recuerdo (A portrait to remember) with two of her former partners: Lazaro Carreño and Jorge Vega.
The news service said,
Alonso was again an exceptional actress, inspiring ovations throughout her performance and standing ovations afterwards.
It was a surprise for the public to see her once again in the arms of dance partners as the number was not pre-announced, and a great way to kick off the Festival, which runs until November 7.
Graham Spicer is a writer, director and photographer in Milan, blogging (under the name ‘Gramilano’) about dance, opera, music and photography for people “who are a bit like me and like some of the things I like”. He was a regular columnist for Opera Now magazine and wrote for the BBC until transferring to Italy.
His scribblings have appeared in various publications from Woman’s Weekly to Gay Times, and he wrote the ‘Danza in Italia’ column for Dancing Times magazine.