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London's Royal Ballet to make Cuba debut

The Royal Ballet Royal Ballet, the principal British ballet company, based at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London. It is noted for lavish dramatic productions, a superbly disciplined corps de ballet, and brilliant performances from its principals.  of London said it will perform in Havana on Tuesday for the first time in its 78-year-old history, featuring an appearance of its star Cuban dancer Carlos Acosta Carlos Acosta is a Cuban ballet dancer. He has danced with many companies including the English National Ballet as a principal and the National Ballet of Cuba, and is now an international guest artist to much critical acclaim. .

The storied classical ballet Noun 1. classical ballet - a style of ballet based on precise conventional steps performed with graceful and flowing movements
ballet, concert dance - a theatrical representation of a story that is performed to music by trained dancers
 company and its 96 dancers arrived late Friday in Cuba accompanied by 50 technicians for five performances, including a tribute to Cuban ballet legend Alicia Alonso Noun 1. Alicia Alonso - Cuban dancer and choreographer (born in 1921)
, said Royal Ballet artistic director Dame Monica Mason.

Despite suffering from partial blindness, Alonso, 88, continues to head the National Ballet of Cuba, which she helped found 60 years ago.

Mason told reporters she was honored to be in Cuba, where, she said, dance is at the heart of the people and the culture.

In a quid pro quo [Latin, What for what or Something for something.] The mutual consideration that passes between two parties to a contractual agreement, thereby rendering the agreement valid and binding. , Cuba's National Ballet is scheduled to perform in the United Kingdom next year, accompanied by Acosta, the Royal Ballet's principal guest dancer.
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Date:Jul 12, 2009
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