Ballet National de Cuba

After 10 years, the Cuban National Ballet is back in Paris, from 6 to 20 July, at the Salle Pleyel.

It is ten years since the Cuban National Ballet last came to Paris! The company, directed by the choreographer Alicia Alonso, makes a triumphant return this summer with no less than 14 major performances. On the programme: an opening evening featuring the most remarkable pas de deux in the classical repertoire with the mythical ballets Giselle and Don Quixote, as well as the rare opportunity to attend the dancers’ training sessions, open exceptionally to the public.

Alicia Alonso and the Cuban National Ballet

A major figure of classical dance, Alicia Alonso has had an extraordinary career as dancer and choreographer. Although she was partially blind (from the age of 20) throughout her long performing career, she used her shrewdness and ploys to continue to dance even attaining the title of ‘étoile’ and considered as one of the greatest Prima Ballerina Assoluta of the 20th century. Alicia Alonso is the founder of the Ballet Nacional de Cuba (Cuban National Ballet), which today is one of the greatest international dance companies. Featuring the works of Cuban choreographers, the ballet company shakes up the codes and transcends the classical and contemporary repertoire to present incomparable performances.

Great moments in perspective this summer at the Salle Pleyel.

The programme

Opening evening 

6 July - 8pm

  • The Nutcracker: choreography by Alicia Alonso. Music by Piotr Ilitch Tchaikovsky
  • Raymonda: choreography by Marius Petipa. Music by Alexandre Glazounov
  • Diane and Acteon: choreography by Alicia Alonso. Music by Riccardo Drigo
  • Romeo and Juliette: choreography by Michael Corder. Music by Sergueï Prokofiev
  • Le Cygne noir: choreography by Alicia Alonso. Music by Piotr Ilitch Tchaikovsky
  • Le Corsaire: choreography by Alicia Alonso. Music by Riccardo Drigo
  • Muñecos: choreography by Alberto Méndez. Music by Rembert Egües
  • Tchaikovsky pas de deux: choreography by George Balanchine. Music by Piotr Ilitch Tchaïkovski
  • Invierno: choreography by Ely Regina Hernández. Music by Piotr Ilitch Tchaikovsky
  • Don Quixote: choreography Alicia Alonso based on the version by Marius Petipa. Music by Ludwig Minkus

Giselle

Choreography by Alicia Alonso
7, 11 and 12 July - 8pm
8 July - 3pm and 8pm
9 July - 3pm

Don Quixote

Choreography Alicia Alonso based on the version by Marius Petipa
15 July - 3pm and 8pm
16 July - 3pm
17, 18, 19 and 20 July - 8pm

Classes in public – the dancers practice on the stage of the Salle Pleyel

9, 16 and 20 July, from 11am to 1pm

Practical information

From 6 to 20 July 2017
  • Salle Pleyel
  • 252 rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré, Paris 8th
  • Metro Ternes
  • Reservation +33 (0)1 76 49 43 13
Prices
  • Opening evening prices: from €45 to €130
  • No reduced rate for this exceptional evening
  • Evening prices: from €25 to €115. Reduced prices: from €20 to €105
  • Afternoon prices: from €18 to €100. Reduced places: from €15 to €90
  • Classes in public prices: €15. Reduced places: €12

Salle Pleyel

Concert hall
252 rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré, Paris, 75008

Pleyel, a legendary concert hall located just a few steps away from the Arc de Triomphe, offers an eclectic line-up of......