Cuban choreographer wins International Alicia Alonso Award
The crime was in Granada by Cuban choreographer and dancer Irene Rodríguez and ¿Up to where? by Sharon Fridman, Israeli choreographer residing in Spain, won the 8th Alicia Alonso Iberian American Choreography Award for 2012.
The prize will be presented at a gala during the 23rd International Ballet Festival scheduled for Havana from October 29th through November 6th this year.
The jury was presided over by Cuban National Ballet Company director and ballet legend Alicia Alonso, and made up of Annette Delgado Gómez, Spanish Authors and Editors Society official Oscar Millares Cantero; Cuban Ballet principal Javier Sánchez Osuna; Cuban in Ballet magazine editor José Ramón Rodríguez Neyra; journalist and arts critic Toni Piñera Sabugueiro, and Award Coordinator and Secretary Miriam del Pilar Vila León. The jury also decided to give a special mention to Anoxia by Osnel Delgado from Cuba, and Lua by Mercedes Suárez from Spain.
The crime was in Granada, by Irene Rodríguez, was successfully premiered at the closing gala of the Spanish Influence Festival in Havana and was awarded for “originally mixing flamenco, Spanish dance, contemporary dance and performance, and for its almost clock precision of each step to express what the piece is all about, based on the poem by (1937) on the death of Federico García Lorca".