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Easy Podcast: Alicia Alonso, danzar entre las sombras

Best known for her performances as Giselle and Carmen, Alicia Alonso was a world-renowned Cuban prima ballerina and choreographer.

From age 19, Alicia was afflicted with an eye condition and became partially blind, however that didn’t stop her. She trained her partners to always be exactly where she needed them to, and she had the set designers install strong spotlights in different colors to serve as guides for her movements.

Click play to listen to Alicia Alonso’s remarkable story!