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Yolanda Correa “Best female dancer on the international scene!”.

Yolanda Correa, Winner of the Positano Prize, "Best female dancer at the International Stage". Here in King vs. Wings versa The National Ballet. Foto: Erik Berg

OSLO: Yoland Correa, soloist at the Norwegian National Ballet, but winner of the prestigious Positano award: most outstanding female dancer on the international scene!

Balletchief in Oslo, Ingrid Lorentzen says: “So proud of you, Yoli!”.

Furthermore Ingrid Lorentzen emphasizes how important this price is in the ballet world.

- To receive this award is a great honor. Yolanda is an exceptional dancer, and it has become the world’s premier ballet critics recognized with this award.

We in the National Ballet and the Norwegian audience is fortunate to have her here in Oslo, says Lorentzen.

The prize is awarded by a jury made ​​up of some of the heaviest names in international ballet criticism, with members from including New York Times, El Pais, the Financial Times and Le Figaro. Past winners of the award include Margot Fonteyn, Rudolf Nurejev and Alessandra Ferri.

Yolanda Correa was born and educated in Cuba, where she was a soloist in the Cuban National Ballet, which she has toured the world with, before she came to the Norwegian National Ballet in autumn 2010. She has danced several prominent roles in opera and was the last to see in a stage battle between breakdance and ballet in the hit film King vs. Wings. versa the National Ballet.

Spectators can watch this fall Correa both in Nacho Duato´s Multiplicity, Forms of Silence and Emptiness which premieres 22 September, and the National Ballet’s Music Hall played the first time 3 October.

Yolanda Correa and Yoel Carreno, Foto Erik Berg. the photo is from the Norwegain National Opera and Ballet, Oslo, from Don Quixote.

Kulturkompasset´s ballecritic Christophe de Jouvancourt wrote after Yolanda Correa´s participation in last years production The Etoiles of the 21 Century, at Theatre des Champs Elysees:

“But it was the pas-de-deux from La Esmeralda that was the best surprise. This ballet by Marius Petipa, after Jules Perrot isn’t performed very often and it was a pleasure to see it. The performance of Yolanda Correa and Yoel Carreño was wonderful. Those two dancers were both trained in Cuba and were Etoiles at the National Ballet, under the direction of the great Alicia Alonso. They are now soloists at the Norwegian National Ballet. Their technique is really amazing, easy and elegant, and their brilliant artistic sense definitely distinguishes them from the others dancers of the evening.”

Read all his review here: http://www.kulturkompasset.com/2012/01/gala-des-etoiles-du-21eme-siecle/

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