We all remember the superb coverage by the Havana Times when the Royal Ballet made its historic visit to Cuba last year. This online newspaper is but two years old and has an impressive readership on the island and abroad. Its writers and photographers are, of course, covering the 22nd International Ballet Festival in Havana and have begun with an article on the lines of people trying to buy tickets to see Jose Manuel Carreno and the American Ballet Theatre. Danae Suarez writes:
"Sing, O goddess, the anger of Achilles!” One of the most famous works of world literature begins like this. And what also began like this was the line for tickets to enjoy the performance of the American Ballet Theatre, the prestigious dance company from the United States that will be visiting Cuba as a part of the 22nd International Festival of Ballet (Oct. 28 to Nov. 7).
As part of this event, and a source of pride for us, will be a presentation by the famed Jose Manuel Carreño during this festival.
As usual, The New York Times dance critics are snoring away.