DISCUSSION: Defining Our Field - what is 'classical music' to us, why are we involved and what can we learn from our differences? Read John Dante Prevedini's essay, watch the panel discussion and make your own comments.
Cuban ballet dancer Fernando Alonso was born in Havana on 17 December 1914. He began his career in 1935, and travelled to the USA in 1937 with his brother and his wife Alicia. From 1940 until 1948, Alicia and Fernando danced for the American Ballet Theatre. They then returned to Cuba and founded the Ballet Alicia Alonso, which later became the Cuban National Ballet.
Fernando Alonso was presented with Cuba's National Dance Price for lifetime achievement in 2000. His death was announced on 27 July 2013, aged ninety-eight, by Cuban State TV.