Catch the summertime mixed bill presented by Arts Dance Generation, a young ballet company in Lake Worth. Directed by Cuban-born teacher, Deborah Marquez, the company reflects the discipline and athleticism of the Cuban school of ballet. The program features guest soloists Jorge Aaron Gomez and Josue Justiz, both formerly with the National Ballet of Cuba.
Each summer, Marquez’s School of Ballet Arts hosts CuBallet, a weeks-long summer intensive dance program. Unique in the United States, CuBallet is coached by legendary dancer and teacher Ms. Laura Alonso, daughter of international prima ballerina Alicia Alonso and revered teacher Fernando Alonso. Together with choreographer Alberto Alonso, the trio of elder Alonzo’s founded the Ballet Nacional de Cuba.
Alonso, who lives and teachers in Cuba, was a soloist for many years and is in demand around the globe. She has taught as a guest of the Royal Danish Ballet, the Australian Ballet, Les Grands Ballets Canadiens, Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre, The Cleveland and San Jose Ballets, the Royal Winnipeg Ballet, the Tokyo Ballet, and others. For CuBallet this summer, she was joined by two Cuban colleagues: choreographer Marlen Puello and dancer/teacher Orlando Salgado, who danced for 2 decades with Alonso’s mother.
The benefits of this rigorous training on Marquez’s company, Arts Dance Generation, is evident in their technique, passion and energy. On August 12, the will perform a program of classics and new works alongside professional and pre-professionals from New York, Argentina, Spain, Puerto Rica and Cuba in the vintage Lake Worth Playhouse.
$30. For tickets call (561) 586-6410.