At 96, Cuban ballet legend Alicia Alonso still dancing inside

At 96, Cuban ballet legend Alicia Alonso still dancing insideAt age 96, the Cuban ballerina, one of the most revered dancers of all time, is blind and frail. Let's start!" she says in a firm voice, opening a rehearsal on the second floor of the National Ballet of Cuba — which she launched together with her first husband, Fernando Alonso, and which she still directs. Before her, the multi-racial company is practicing "The Nutcracker," which it will perform on January 1 to commemorate the 58th anniversary of the Cuban Revolution.


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