HAVANA, Aug. 20 (Xinhua) -- World renowned ballet dancers staged a unique show here on Saturday night to back Cuba's efforts to promote it as one of the top commercial ballet venues in the world.
The show, called Royalty Ballet, took place at the Grand Theater of Havana, and 12 of world top ballet stars from Russia, the United States and Britain presented famous classics like Black Swan, Sleeping Beauty and contemporary choreography pieces.
The event was initiated by Cuban-born Rodrigo Almarales, principal dancer of U.S. ballet company Cincinnati Ballet, and joined by dancers from American Ballet Theatre, Russia's Bolshoi, London's Royal Ballet and America's San Francisco, Boston and Cincinnati Ballets.
"Bringing all these international stars together for one show in Cuba is not usual and we did our best to offer the audience a quality performance and I believe they deeply appreciated it," said Almarales.
"We named it Royalty because the top international dancers performed in the show and we hope it can be repeated not only in Cuba but in other countries," he added.