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Ballet Nacional de Cuba at the Kennedy Center – “So many stellar qualities in this company… dancing [to make] you fall in love with ballet all over again”–The Washington Post – Via Kennedy Center

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Ballet Nacional de Cuba
Alicia Alonso, Artistic Director
with the Kennedy Center Opera House Orchestra
 
Don Quixote (May 29 & 30)
(Minkus/Alonso after Petipa)

Timing: Act 1 – 45 min.; Intermission – 20 min.; Act 2 – 30 min.; Intermission – 20 min.; Act 3 – 30 min. (Approx. 2-1/2 hours)
 
Giselle (May 31–June 3) 
(Adam/Alonso, based on Coralli and Perrot)

Timing: Act 1 – 55 min.; Intermission – 20 min.; Act 2 – 45 min. (Approx. 2 hours)

Internationally renowned Ballet Nacional de Cuba made its landmark U.S. debut at the Kennedy Center 40 years ago. Last seen at the Kennedy Center in 2011, the company returns to the Opera House stage with two extraordinary ballets—Artistic Director Alicia Alonso’s definitive staging of the romantic classic Giselle with choreography after Jean Coralli and Jules Perrot and its acclaimed version of Don Quixote choreographed by Alicia Alonso after Marius Petipa.

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Cuba to display Beauty of its Culture in United States – Via stluciatimes.com

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Artes de Cuba, a two-week festival in the US capital, will show the humanity and beauty of the Cuban culture, Alicia Adams, curator of the event, told Prensa Latina news agency.

Adams is the Vice-President of International Programming at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, where the American public will be able to enjoy the theater, dance, music and visual arts and films of the Caribbean nation from next May 8 to 20.

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New Luxury Hotel to Decorate #Havana forbidden for Americans …

Related: U.S. Bans Americans From Staying In More Than 80 Cuban Hotels

The Packard Hotel is in phase of completion, to become the second of its kind for the city, after the Gran Hotel Manzana Kempinski Havana opened last year, the Cuban News Agency reported.

This facility will have five star plus Cuba category, when 192 of 321 rooms of the facility are already getting ready, located on Havana’s Paseo del Prado.

Daysi Malvares, development director of Almest Real Estate company, said that they are working on the completion of the bedrooms of three of the 10-story hotel, for its gradual reception by state Gaviota group, and Spanish chain Iberostar, in charge of its administration.

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Like Everything Else, Trump Wrecks Travel to Cuba, Too – Via The Root

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By Angela Helm

If you’re like me, practically all of your friends, associates and even one rogue co-worker took a trip to Cuba in the last year (only one, however, bought this writer back a cigar, ahem). Without exception, all loved the island-nation filled with black people, salsa, and respite from life in the United States, rolled into a financially reasonable travel destination.

But those travel tales are starting to come fewer and farther between.

Naturally, the man with the big ass in the White House is to blame.

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Travel Destinations: Holguin

Via Cuba Travel Site 

Holguin as a tourist destination, in Cuba, is distinguished by its authenticity, diversity and high level of sustainability. It also stands out for its picturesque relieves of great scenic value. It shows a set of tangible elements, loaded with cultural symbols and resulting in a platform for dialogue not only between cultures but also between man and nature.

The extraordinarily crystalline waters and white sand of the north coast demonstrate the excellence of its beaches. We have the hop-on hop-off bus transfer to the beaches and surrounding places. For lovers of nature, the sunset on these beaches is a unique formulation that contrasts with the progressive predominance of green vegetation over the blue of the sea

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Arts from Cuba in DC., a one-of-its-kind event – Via ACN

 

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Kennedy Center – For two weeks this spring, the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts will present Artes de Cuba: From the Island to the World, a festival celebrating the artistic richness that has emerged from this “island archipelago in the sun.” This unprecedented gathering of Cuban and Cuban American artists represents some of the world’s greatest from the island and the Diaspora.

Featuring some of Cuba’s finest artists and leading Cuban American creators, Artes de Cuba will inspire with more than 50 events over two weeks, encompassing the breadth and vibrancy of the island nation’s culture.

Upcoming Events – HERE

Washington D.C. will host the Arts from Cuba Cultural event May 8 to June 3 at the Kennedy Center with the participation of some 400 Cuban artists in the fields of music, dance, visual arts, movie and theater.

For renowned pianist Ernan Lopez-Nussa the event will mark a historic landmark bridging relations between both nations.

In statements to PL news agency, the pianist said the Cuban artists will be ambassadors of culture to pave the way for understanding between the two neighbor nations.

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Cuba Educational Travel: 99.13 percent of said they were “very safe” or “safe” in Cuba.

LET’S GO TRAVEL TO CUBA

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The US organization Cuba Educational Travel has just given strong elements on the issue of security on the island, by conducting a survey to those who traveled to the archipelago the past 14 months, from January 2017 to February 2018.

American citizens responded anonymously to eight basic questions related to their stay in the Caribbean nation and the results were clear:

  • 99.13 percent of the 462 interviewees said they were “very safe” or “safe.”
  • ” Only three said they felt “insecure” on their trip,
  • one reported not being clear about their response and
  • none described their stay as “very insecure”.

 

 

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