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Alicia Alonso

Prima Ballerina
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Alicia Alonso's artistic achievements are remarkable, 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 in Ballet Theater. Returning to Cuba in 1948, she founded her own company, which eventually folded due to lack of funding. In 1959 the Cuban government gave her enough money to establish a new dance school, Ballet Nacional de Cuba, which Alonso directs to this day. In elegant free verse and stunning artwork rendered in watercolor, colored pencils, and lithograph pencils on watercolor paper, Carmen T. Bernier-Grand and Raul Colon 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.

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Paperback Editions

January 2014 : USA Paperback
thumbTitle: Alicia Alonso: Prima Ballerina
Author(s): Carmen T Bernier-Grand
ISBN: 1-4778-1074-9 / 978-1-4778-1074-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Two Lions
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Kindle Editions

January 2012 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
thumbTitle: Alicia Alonso: Prima Ballerina
Author(s): Carmen T Bernier-Grand
Publisher: Two Lions
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

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