A tribute to the Prima Ballerina Assoluta

on her 90th Birthday.



Magnan Metz Gallery and the Cuban Artists Fund are proud to present the momentous exhibition Alicia Alonso Dances Here Tonight..., organized by the Cuban National Dance and Fine Art Museums.  The exhibition will be on view through June 12th at 521 West 26th Street.


Curated by Heriberto Cabezas, Corina Matamoros and Yandro Miralles from Havana, Alicia Alonso Dances Here Tonight... offers an impressive selection of the prima ballerina’s influence on the Cuban visual arts spanning more than six decades.  The exhibition consists of thirty (30) works of art created by Cuban artists each presenting their unique style and interpretation of this dynamic personality in Cuban culture.  Highlights range from a 1941 drawing by Wilfredo Lam as a token of his friendship with Alicia Alonso, to contemporary artists such as photographer Adonis Flores.  Styles vary from a Rene Portocarrero Baroque “Presence of Alicia Alonso” (1970) to Ernesto Rancano’s minimalist conceptual “Assoluta” (2010); from Mariano Rodriguez’s tropical sensualism to Tomas Sanchez’s spiritual poetry; from the introspective Rocio Garcia to Manuel Mendive’s colorful Afro-Caribbean world.  A selection of these works were first exhibited in 2008 at the National Museum of Fine Arts during the last Havana International Ballet Festival.  For this show,  important artworks by young artists were added to present new discourses between generations of artists working in new media and techniques.  


Agustín Bejarano, Julio Berenstein, Cundo Bermúdez , Yoan Capote, Roberto Diago, Nelson Domínguez, Carlos Enríquez, Carlos Enríquez, Samuel Feijóo, Adonis Flores, José Manuel Fors, Aimée García, Rocío García, Wifredo Lam, Alicia Leal, Glenda León, Manuel Mendive, Carlos Montes De Oca, René Peña, René Portocarrero, ángel Ramírez, Sandra Ramos, Ernesto Rancaño, Zaida Del Río, Mariano Rodríguez, Santiago Rodríguez Olazábal, Tomás Sánchez, Leandro Soto, José ángel Toirac


Alicia Alonso Dances Here Tonight... coincides with the American Ballet Theatre’s birthday celebration as part of their 70th Anniversary.      


For additional information and visuals please contact the Gallery at 212 244 2344 or


About the Cuban Artists Fund: CAF fulfills the mission of proposing, organizing and funding international activities in support of the Cuban artistic community. One of its most important tasks is to place the Cuban cultural legacy in a predominant level within the international art scene and to build an international network of financial support for the Cuban arts community. The Cuban Artists Fund plays an important role in the promotion of a better understanding among Americans, Cubans, artists of the Cuban Diaspora, art professionals, scholars and their communities.


For more information on CAF’s work, please contact:  Carlos Pomares, Executive Director at