Chaired by the prima ballerina Alicia Alonso, will be held from October 28 to November 7, 2014, 24. International Ballet Festival of Havana, one of the oldest and most prestigious events in the world of dance, with more than 50 years of history.
The first figures and famed dance troupe of the National Ballet of Cuba, the protagonists of the shows presented at this event, with guest stars from other countries and world-class companies. Choreographic pieces created especially for this event and will announce the winning play IX Iberoamerican Choreography Competition "Alicia Alonso" also premiered CIC'2014.
This festival, held every two years, will be the main venues Gran Teatro de La Habana, the National Theatre, the Teatro Mella and Karl Marx Theater.
A set of activities will be held parallel to the Festival, as a special option that will offer a course in ballet technique for professionals, teachers and advanced students. Featured artists also have the opportunity to exhibit their work in galleries in the capital. Besides lectures, book presentations and film and video will be provided.
The 24. International Ballet Festival of Havana is a unique moment for the artistic exchange between leading figures from the world of dance, personalities, critics, scholars and entrepreneurs as well as a unique opportunity for lovers of this event. Again, this festival of choreographic art endorses the thought of Alejo Carpentier, which states: "The spirit of dance is inseparable from the human condition."