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Lichine's "Graduation Ball" clipsCuban National Ballet School.


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#1 cubanmiamiboy

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Posted 03 June 2009 - 05:18 PM

I have this couple of clips saved in my favorites, as they are one of the first videos of Alejandro Virelles, a star in the making of the Cuban National Ballet. Here he was still in the school. He dances the drummer boy in the Cuban production of Lichine's "Graduation Ball"-(another ballet I miss a lot from my Havana days... :wub: )
Enjoy!
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Posted 03 June 2009 - 06:30 PM

I have this couple of clips saved in my favorites, as they are one of the first videos of Alejandro Virelles, a star in the making of the Cuban National Ballet. Here he was still in the school. He dances the drummer boy in the Cuban production of Lichine's "Graduation Ball"-(another ballet I miss a lot from my Havana days... :wub: )
Enjoy!
:)

http://www.youtube.c...feature=related

http://www.youtube.c...feature=related


He is impressive.Is he one of the principal dancers of CNB now ?

#3 cubanmiamiboy

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Posted 03 June 2009 - 06:37 PM

No yet. He's a soloist.

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Posted 04 June 2009 - 10:07 AM

I have this couple of clips saved in my favorites, as they are one of the first videos of Alejandro Virelles, a star in the making of the Cuban National Ballet. Here he was still in the school. He dances the drummer boy in the Cuban production of Lichine's "Graduation Ball"-(another ballet I miss a lot from my Havana days... :wub: )
Enjoy!
:thumbsup:

http://www.youtube.c...feature=related

http://www.youtube.c...feature=related


He is impressive.


Yeah, right...? :clapping:

#5 cubanmiamiboy

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Posted 04 June 2009 - 10:09 AM

Re: Alejandro Virelles.

He is impressive.Is he one of the principal dancers of CNB now ?

He is still a soloist, which means that he needs to escalate three more positions before being in the top-(from Soloist to First Soloist, from First Soloist to Principal Dancer and from there to Primer Bailarin). I'm sure he'll do it.

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Posted 04 June 2009 - 10:40 AM

Oh my goodness, what beautiful lines & feet - what control on the pirouettes! Alejandro Virelles has now made my A List. Thank you very much for this, cubanmiamiboy. :thumbsup:

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Posted 04 June 2009 - 04:27 PM

A really marvellous peformance. Not a movement wasted, not a single part of his body out of place. He's now on my A List, too. What other roles has he done?

The whole production looks lovely. I would never have thought that this work could seem so clean, stylish and fresh.


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