Alicia Alonso: Prima Ballerina (Hardcover)

Alicia Alonso: Prima Ballerina By Carmen Bernier-Grand Cover Image

Alicia Alonso: Prima Ballerina (Hardcover)


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Alicia Alonso's artistic achievements are remarkable, especially considering that she became partially blind and lost her peripheral vision at age nineteen. From childhood, she exhibited a passion for dancing, studying first in Cuba and later in New York City, where she became an overnight sensation in Giselle and was promoted to principal dancer of the Ballet Theater. Returning to Cuba in 1948, she founded her own company, which would eventually become the Ballet Nacional de Cuba.

In elegant free verse and stunning artwork rendered in watercolor, colored pencils, and lithograph pencils on watercolor paper, Carmen T. Bernier-Grand and Ra l Col n capture the seminal events in Alonso's life. The back matter includes a biography, Alonso's ballets, choreography, and awards, a glossary, sources, notes, and websites.

Product Details ISBN: 9780761455622
ISBN-10: 0761455620
Publisher: Two Lions
Publication Date: September 1st, 2011
Pages: 64
Language: English