In Spain we have a very young democracy, totalitarian Franco, died in 1975, Dance has also essential meaning since always, thanks to enormous dance expressions as Bolera School, Jota Aragonesa, Danzas Vascas, Flamenco… etc. , becoming more and more popular.
For classical ballet, counting greatest ballet dancers all over the world : ABT, NYCB, SFB, Royal Ballet, Paris Opera, Cullberg Ballet, Forsythe …, the country does not manage to get a regular Ballet Company allowing big ballet dancers Diaspora to come back, and paradox is that spanish dancers ask the government to act, and the private institutions to stop inviting old Ballet companies (Ballet de Moldavia, Ballet de Odessa.., among others), which make loosing audience, and bad hopes for Diaspora of dancers abroad. See (in spanish) :
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For contemporary dance, Gelabert, Oller and Duato are the big names, but of course, always behind flamenco big names.
Small company like Increpacion in Barcelona, were able mixing flamenco to contemporary, and win first prize in Madrid Certamen de Coreografia, with a piece to critics social and sexual conditions of Spanish women often traumatic “Wad Ras” name of the prison for womn in Barcelona…