The Freud Museum

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9 April 2010
19:00

Connecting Conversations with dancer and choreographer Alicia Alonso

Alicia Alonso, ballerina, choreographer, teacher and director of the Ballet Nacional de Cuba, talks to psychoanalyst Luis Rodríguez de la Sierra about her extraordinary career and her approach to the interpretation of classical dance.

 

Venue Details
London Metropolitan University, Henry Thomas Room, Tower Building, 166-220 Holloway Road. (nearest tube Holloway Road)
London
N7 8DB

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Conference Report

Born in Havana, Cuba, Alicia Alonso is a leading figure in the history of dance and a most distinguished figure of classical ballet in the United States and Latin-America. Her choreographies of the grand classical ballets are nowadays interpreted by the most important ballet companies all over the world: the Opéra de Paris, the Vienna Opera, the San Carlo Theatre in Naples, La Scala of Milan and the Royal Danish Ballet, to name but a few.

"The ballerina is extraordinary and the character is not less so... entirely possessed by dance..." Maurice Béjart, Paris, 1970

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