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 Post subject: Fernando Alonso
PostPosted: Sun Jan 02, 2005 11:22 am 
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Fernando Alonso, Founder of Ballet Nacional de Cuba, Honored on His 90th Birthday

By Emily Quinn
Playbill

Fernando Alonso, the Cuban dancer and co-founder of the Ballet Nacional de Cuba, was honored on the occasion of his 90th birthday... <a href=http://www.playbillarts.com/news/article/1073.html target=_blank>more</a>


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 Post subject: Re: Fernando Alonso
PostPosted: Tue Jan 11, 2005 7:29 am 
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Word has it that this was quite a big event in Havana. Talk to anyone who studied under Fernando Alonso, including some of the finest dancers in the world today, and you will hear only the highest praise for him. He is noted for his scientific approach to teaching ballet, analyzing every element of, for example, Vaganova technique in terms of the "Cuban" body, and turning it into what is basically "Cubanova" technique. I recently interviewed an internationally-recognized dancer who described in some detail to me, how when Mr. Alonso teaches his students to turn, he also includes a physics lesson on centrifugal force. His students end up bonding to ballet, not only artistically, but scientifically and intellectually, as well. Viva Fernando Alonso! :cool:

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 Post subject: Re: Fernando Alonso
PostPosted: Tue Jul 30, 2013 12:12 pm 
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News sources report that Fernando Alonso has passed away at age 98.

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Fernando Alonso's obituary from the Telegraph.

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 Post subject: Re: Fernando Alonso
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Daniel Slotnik writes an obituary for Fernando Alonso in the New York Times.

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