Madrid Street Named after Alicia Alonso

Madrid, Nov 9. -The Rivas Vaciamadrid municipality has named one of its streets after Cuban prima ballerina assoluta Alicia Alonso, a gesture the renowned ballet dancer and choreographer dedicated to Cuba and her Nacional Ballet (BNC)."This is a great honor to me, and a reward to my people and their ballet school," she confessed overcome by emotion during the inauguration ceremony of the Alicia Alonso Walk, in the outskirts of Madrid.

The mayor of Rivas Vaciamadrid, Jose Masa, thanked Alicia for her presence as an outstanding figure of classic ballet in Ibero-America and one of the great legends in the history of world dance.

"Alicia is not a name yet to be discovered, but rather to be recognized," said Masa, who told her that "as of today, you have a walk and a city of your own."

In remarks to journalists, the BNC director, who is on a tour of Spain through the end of this month, defined dancing as an expression of the soul, something essential for the human being.

Cuban Ambassador to Spain Alejandro Gonzalez and the Cultural counselor of the Cuban Embassy, Susana Sardinas, attended the ceremony, along with other ballet dancers taking part in this Spanish tour since September on the occasion of the 65th anniversary of the BNC with great success and rave reviews. (Prensa Latina)