Declared Ibero-American Dance Day in tribute to Alicia Alonso
Foreign Ministers of the Ibero-American countries decided to declare December 21 as Ibero-American Dance Day, in homage to the centennial of the birth of Prima Ballerina Assoluta, Alicia Alonso.
The agreement was adopted on November 30 th , during the Extraordinary Meeting of Ministers of Foreign Affairs of the Ibero-American Conference, held virtually, and which addressed other issues of regional interest, such as the need for joint action to combat serious health, economic and social consequences of the Covid-19 pandemic.
In his Twitter account, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Cuba, Bruno Rodríguez, also pointed out the need to advocate for solidarity and cooperation among Ibero-American nations to face the challenges imposed on developing countries by the crisis derived from the pandemic of Covid-19, the unjust international order and the unpayable foreign debt.
Alicia Alonso was Director of the National Ballet of Cuba (BNC) for more than seven decades and placed it among the most prestigious companies in the world. She is considered one of the most relevant personalities in the history of dance and a leading figure of classical ballet in Latin America.