Alicia Alonso, Prima Ballerina Assoluta of the National Ballet of Cuba, passed away

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Alicia Alonso, who for 88 years as a dancer, choreographer and pedagogue contributed with her brilliant art to put the prestige of her homeland in the highest place in the four corners of the world, died in the CIMEQ Hospital, in Havana, at 11 a.m. on Thursday, October 17, 2019, two months and three days after her 99th birthday.

Seventy-one years ago, he founded the Alicia Alonso Ballet in Havana, today the National Ballet of Cuba. As its director and main figure, it has been an inspiration and guide for the formation of several generations of Cuban dancers, with its own style that has conquered an outstanding place in the international ballet.

Díaz-Canel: Alicia leaves us an unsurpassed legacy

“Alicia Alonso has gone and left us an enormous void, but also an insurmountable legacy,” wrote the president of the Republic of Cuba, Miguel Díaz-Canel, on Twitter.

(Taken from cubadebate)

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