ABT in Havana was one of the lead-ins for Diane Sawyer tonight on ABC News. If you miss it, check back here for the recap later.
What a tribute! What a great job by the dancers!
For the final story of the broadcast, Diane Sawyer called it "a night to remember" and "a performance 50 years in the making" and of Alicia Alonso, "a small woman who danced across history."
The piece included clips of Michele Wiles and Cory Stearns in the moving PdD from Theme and Variations (both looked fantastic!), the exquisitely beautiful dancing of Stella Abrera, Xiomara Reyes, and Julie Kent in Ratmansky's Seven Sonatas, and the incomparable Jose Manuel Carreno in Fancy Free who then held on to Alicia Alonso with Kevin McKenzie at the foot of the stage.
As soon as the full clip goes up on the ABC News site (more elaborate than the one earlier posted), Haglund will try to post it here. [And here it is - from tonight's broadcast.]
Really, when was the last time a ballet performance was a feature story on the national television news?!