Do not miss "Barcelona Ballet" at City Center (NY), Purchase, Detroit, etc... during their USA tour next month!BARCELONA BALLETPRINCIPALS
Carmen Corella | Momoko Hirata| Ángel Corella | Aaron Robison | Dayron VeraFIRST SOLOIST
Kazuko Omori | Fernando Bufalá | Alejandro VirellesSOLOISTS
Ana Calderón | Cristina Casa | Yuka Iseda | Mª José Sales |Kirill RadevCorps de Ballet
Ana Maria Arias | Helena Balla | Laura Busquets | Leire Cabrera | Yoko Callegari | Annélise Caro | Alba Cazorla | Claudia Faubel | Rachel Gil | Gwénaëlle Poline | Madeline Hollander | Tracy Jones | Carla López |Marta Ludevid | Almudena Maldonado | Isabelle Ménard | Laura Pérez | Julia Roca | Raquel Santamarta | Ana Cabral | Yvonne Slingerland
Ion Aguirretxe | Jaume Costa | Jonatan Diaz | Russell Ducker | Francisco Estevez | Oriol Figuerola | Michael Marinelli | Laurie McSherry-Gray | Miguel Adrian Rodriguez | Pedro Santos Philippe Solano | Carlos Taravillo | James WaddellREPERTOIRE for the City Center Performances
Tuesday, April 17th from 7:30pm to 9:30pm
Wednesday, April 18th from 7:30pm to 9:30pm
Thursday, April 19th from 8:00pm to 10:00pm
Friday, April 20th from 8:00pm to 10:00pm BRUCH VIOLIN CONCERTO Nº1
Choreography: Clark Tippet
Music: Max Bruch (Violin Concerto nº 1 Opus 26)
Costumes: Dain Marcus
Lighting: Jennifer Tipton
Choreography Preparation: David Richardson
Created for American Ballet Theatre, this neo-classic work combines sensitive drama, complex choreography and duets of spectacular athleticism, Created for seven Principal Dancers and a Corps of sixteen, the Bruch Violin Concerto No. 1, had its world premiere at the Orange County Performing Arts Center in Costa Mesa, California on December 1, 1987.
It was the second ballet Clark Tippet created for ABT, coming after Enough Said in January, 1987.For 4.
Choreography by: © Christopher Wheeldon
Music: Franz Schubert Death and the Maiden
Costume Design: Jean-Marc Puissant
Christopher Wheeldon originally created the piece For 4 as part of the Kings of Dance repertoire that featured Angel Corella as one of the dancers.Pálpito - World Premiere
Music composer & producer: Héctor González
Percussion: Pablo M. Jones
Cante: Montse Cortés & Diana Navarro
Guitar, Laud, Bouzouki: Amir John Haddad
Orquestra: (Eduardo Sanz, horn in F; Roqui Albero, trumpet; Santiago Cañada, trombone; José Luís Martín, tuba;
“Càmara Cuercus”: Thomas Potiron, violin I; Laura Salcedo, violin II; Humberto Armas, viola; Juan Pérez de Albéniz, cello; Miguel Rodrigáñez, Double Bass)
Additional recordings: Carlos Rodríguez & Corella Ballet, voice & dance effects; Miguel A. Rojas, palillos & abanico; "La Tacha", palmas). Recording & mix engineer: Andrés Vázquez Archdale (Arco del Valle Studios, Madrid)
Additional recording engineers: Hugo Westerdahl (Axis Studio, Madrid), Pablo M. Jones, Héctor González.
Lighting: Luis Perdiguero.
Costume design: Vicente Soler
“Pálpito” meaning hunch in Spanish is a classical ballet with a strong reminiscence of traditional Spanish dance, created by the choreographers Rojas and Rodríguez for the Barcelona Ballet. This new creation denotes the maturity of a generation of Spanish creators, and dancers.
This piece combines the style of diverse Spanish dances a choreographic language requested specifically by Angel Corella.
Choreographers Rojas and Rodríguez brought together an artistic team that is capable of giving the Spanish essence to this piece. They have also meticulously chosen the steps from different styles of Spanish dance to showcase the versatility and technical quality of the dancers of Barcelona Ballet.
This story of this new ballet is about the main character who is trying to free himself from the strings that have him bound to his former role of a dancer and that keep him from advancing into the mature role in his spirit with tranquility and peace, allowing his heart to beat with a new force and inspiration preparing him to discover new horizons.
The music is a new commission composed by Héctor Gonzalez who has created a score consisting of 6 movements including the participation of well known musicians and singers from both classical and flamenco backgrounds. The music takes the audience on a journey through the different rhythms and music from different regions of Spain illustrating the strength and richness of Iberian music.
Fashion designer Vicente Soler has specially created the costumes for use in dance incorporating elements like tights, tutus point shoes ect., while at the same time giving it a true Andalusia-Flamenco flare by adding characteristic frills, fringe and traditional fans, again reflecting the styles of various regions throughout Spain.
Boasting the virtues of Angel Corella while bringing him closer to his cultural roots, choreographers Rojas and Rodriguez hope to contribute to the repertoire of Barcelona Ballet by adding a new line and image to the original attraction of the Spanish force and passion.