Silicon Valley Ballet Premieres "Giselle" with a Cuban Twist

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When prima ballerina Alicia Alonso had the chance to choreograph the legendary ballet "Giselle" she gave it a Cuban spin to celebrate her own heritage. The result, dubbed "The Giselle Project," will be performed for the first time on U.S. soil by the Silicon Valley Ballet later this month. We talk to the company's artistic director Jose Manuel Carreño and board chair Millicent Powers about the innovative performance, crossing cultural divides and how the group is moving forward after near-bankruptcy.


Jose Manuel Carreno, artistic director, Silicon Valley Ballet

Millicent Powers, executive director, board co-chair, Silicon Valley Ballet