Cuba for Lovers of Dance – Ballet Nacional de Cuba

2016 Performance Schedule

Ballet Nacional de Cuba Havana VIP Tours

Dance is in the DNA of the Cuban people.  Whether it is popular dance like the Rueda de Casino (Salsa to the rest of the world), or the national professional troupes like the Ballet Folklorico de Cuba (mainly performing Afro-Cuban inspired dances), or the internationally acclaimed Ballet Nacional de Cuba (classical ballet), the tiny island nation of approximately 11 million people knows how to move it’s feet.

Thanks in great measure to the work and personality of  Alicia Alonso, once one of Cuba’s greatest Prima Ballerinas, and now for decades it’s Director (and for whom the recently refurbished National Theater has been renamed), the National Ballet of Cuba has been and remains one of Cuba’s most enduring and beloved arts institutions.  For lovers of classical dance, a trip to Cuba would not be complete without attending a performance.  And for true fanatics of ballet, Havana VIP Tours exclusive visit to a practice session of the Ballet is a rare and unforgettable treat. As part of our concierge-style services, Havana VIP Tours places our clients into the very best seats for the very best performances.

Here’s the home performance schedule for the rest of 2016:


Friday 27 May 8:30 pm and Saturday 28 May 5:00 pm

Ballet Nacional de Cuba Paquita Havana VIP Tours

Paquita (Grand Pas).

Choreography by Marius Pepita.  Music by Ludwig Minkus. Designs by Salvador Fernández.

Percusión para 6 Hombres.

Choreography by Vicente Nebrada.  Music by Gurst.

The Lily Garden.

Choreography by Antony Tudor.  Music by Ernest Chausson. Set Design by Ricardo Reymena. Costumes by Salvador Fernández (based on the originals by Hugh Stevenson).



Saturday 16 July 8:30 pm and Sunday 17 July 5:00 pm

Friday 22 July 8:30 pm, Saturday 23 July 8:30 pm, and Sunday 24 July 5:00 pm

Ballet Nacional de Cuba Nutcracker Havana VIP Tours

The Nutcracker.

Choreography by Alicia Alonso, based on the original by Lev Ivanov.  Music by Tchaikovsky. Libretto by Marius Pepita, adapted from the original by Alexandre Dumas. Designs by Guido Fiorato. Co-production with Teatro la Fenice (Venice, Italy) and Teatro Carlo Felice (Genoa, Italy).



Thursday 8 September 8:30 pm, Saturday 10 September 8:30 pm, Sunday 11 September 5:30 pm

Ballet Nacional de Cuba Gisselle Havana VIP Tours


Choreography by Alicia Alonso, based on the original by Jean Coralli and Jules Perrot. Libretto by Théophile Gautier, Vernoy de Saint-Georges and Jean Coralli. Music by Adolphe Adam. Designs by Salvador Fernández.



October & November

28 October through 6 November

25th Alicia Alonso International Ballet Festival Havana VIP Tours

25th Alicia Alonso International Festival of Ballet.

This biennial festival presents prominent dance companies from throughout the world.


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