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BALLET NACIONAL DE ESPANA

RUBEN OLMO, Director

Today, the Ballet Nacional de España (BNE) is facing a new creative period, with various projects under the direction of Antonio Najarro, commissioned by the Ministry of Culture of Spain in April 2011.

The BNE is, among the projects of the National Institute for the Stage Arts and Music, one of the most known in the world, as ambassador of the Spanish culture. Founded by the Theatre and Entertainment General Direction of the Spanish Ministry of Culture in 1978, with the name of Ballet Nacional Español and with Antonio Gades as its firt Artistic Director (1978-1980), the BNE has been directed by Antonio (Ruiz Soler) (1980-1983), María de Ávila (1983-1986), José Antonio (1986-1992), Aurora Pons, Nana Lorca y Victoria Eugenia (1993-1997), Aída Gómez (1998-2001), Elvira Andrés (2001-2004) and José Antonio (his second time 2004-2011).

The Ballet has evolved in accordance with the new times and has known how to preserve its interest in all style of Spanish dance, performing choreographies such as those Escuela Bolera, flamenco and stylized Spanish dance. On the other hand, it has combined tradition and modernity, not forgetting main aspects as training and performing new projects. During its 33 years, it has performed, in the most renowed theatres in the world, emblematic works as José Granero's « Medea », Mariema's « Danza y Tronío », Alberto Lorca's « Ritmos ».

José Antonio's « Fandango de Soler », Antonio's and José Antonio's versions of « El Sombrero de Tres Picos », Pilar López's « El Concierto de Aranjuez », and Antonio Gades's « Bodas de Sangre » and « Fuenteovejuna ».

The Ballet Nacional de España has been internationally acclaimed by audience and critics, obtaining various awards, such as Critics' Prize for the Best Foreign Show during the 1988 season at the New York Metropolitan, the Japanese's Critics' Prize in 1991, the Critics' Prize for the Best Spectacle at the Bellas Artes Theatre in Mexico City in 1994, a prize awarded by the Spanish newspaper, El País (Tentaciones), for « Poeta » in 1999, and the Critics' Prize as well as the Prize awarded by the audience at the VI Festival de Flamenco de Jerez de la Frontera (Spain), in 2002, for the choreography « Fuenteovenuja » by Antonio Gades.

In 2008 and 2010, the BNE has obtained the « Awards Teatro de Rojas (Toledo) » to the Best Dancing Performance, given by the audience, and in Agust 2010, the Cante de las Minas La Unión ' International Festival has given to The Ballet Nacional de España the Stage Arts Extraordinary Prize, because its magnificent contribution to the preservation and diffusion of the best flamenco.

BALLET NACIONAL DE ESPANA

Programs

INVOCACION

AN ENTIRE EVENING WITH THE BALLET NACIONAL
DE ESPAÑA (SPANISH NATIONAL BALLET) WITH
THE FOLLOWING REPERTOIRE

INVOCACIÓN BOLERA

Choreography: RUBÉN OLMO Music: MANUEL BUSTO

Musical Recording: Orchestra of Extremadura, conducted by Manuel Busto.
Castanets: Maribel Gallardo.
Lighting Design: Ginés Caballero (AAl)

and Felipe Ramos.
Costume Design: Pedro Moreno.
Female Costume Tailoring: Ana Lacoma. Male Costume Tailoring: Sastrería González. Costume Retrofitting: Victoria Domingo and Milagros González.
Footwear: Maty.
Approximate duration: 9 minutes

JAULEÑA

Choreography: RUBÉN OLMO Music: MANUEL BUSTO

Musical Recording: Orchestra of Extremadura, conducted by Manuel Busto
Percussion Assembly: Agustin Diassera Lighting Design: Ginés Caballero (AAl)

and Felipe Ramos
Costume Design: Yaiza Pinillos
Costume Production: José Antonio Arroyo Footwear: Gallardo
Approximate duration: 9 minutes.

ETERNA IBERIA

Choreoghaphy: ANTONIO NAJARRO Music: MANUEL MORENO-BUENDÍA

Musical Recording: Orchestra of Extremadura Costume Design: Yaiza Pinillos
Lighting Design: Nicolás Fischtel
Assistant Sketch Design: Beatriz Suárez López Dyeing Textile: Texpren Company

Footwear: Gallardo
Approximate duration: 20 minutes.

(Interval)


TRIBUTE TO MARIO MAYA. DE LO FLAMENCO

Assessment Advisor: Mariana Ovalle Costume Design: Mario Maya Costume Painting: Juan Andrés Amaya Lighting Design: Ginés Caballero (AAI) and Felipe Ramos

Stage Design: Readest S.L.
Costume Production: López de Santos (Female and Male costume in Romance del emplazado) Footwear: Gallardo
Approximate duration: 50 min.

Duration: 1 hour and 45 minutes, plus a 20 minute interval

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