If you want to see some pictures of the auditions you can go to the bottom of this topic here.
There is also written information but I’m afraid it is only in Spanish. I’m not sure if an article about it all will follow in both Spanish and English.
In any case I translate what Jesús Vallinas
, photograph and manager of fotoescena, said concerning the auditions after his attendance as dance photograph at the Teatro Real in Madrid:
The first shot
of the topic shows Cynthia Harvey, Vladimir Vassiliev, Eldar Aliev
(dance teacher of the Boston Ballet) and Ángel Corella
, together with Mª Begoña Acuña
representing the Foundation.
More than 700 dancers from 10 different nationalities attended the auditions, a lot of them traveling thousands of Km. to be there. Dozens of soloists and first dancers from all over the world are interested in the project…
Second and third shots
: Eldar Aliev’s class is fast and demanding, dancers capacities are put to test. It is designed to see the response, according to the classic discipline, of all kind of dancers. As I could notice the level of a corps de ballet as well as the one of a soloist is easily revealed.
All attendants do the complete class and only at the end, a reduced group is selected to follow with more exercises. According to the organization, once the auditions have finished, the final selection will be announced to the participants by 15 days.
Vladimir Vassiliev replayed to one question from the media with his usual -direct and honest- character and with a deep knowledge of the subject:
"It is a shame that Spain does not have a Classical Company"
That is what he said….. and he left with no more comments.
The rest of the topic is about Jesús requesting to cultural politics and organizations to ponder about Mr. Vassiliev words.
The last shot
shows Cynthia Harvey and Vladimir Vassiliev over a letter I sent to the Catalan media asking them to cover the event as the Spanish newspapers did no mention at all about it.
In Cataluña the two most important newspapers have published my letter and are covering the auditions.