It's really a shame what is happening in Spain. Our responsible for Culture do not know anything about dance
I totally agree with you Stuart a classical company can start to introduce contemporary work, but a contemporary company can't start performing ballet to anything like a good standard. This is what all of us are saying in Spain and what Ángel Corella has, of course always claimed.
As for what Willian Arroyo is saying. Is this man really living in Spain? I know he is and he is suposed to know a lot about dance but I can't believe what I'm reading. Does he really think that support will be given to Corella Ballet Castilla y León because of Corella's name and prestige? Why now? when he has got so few for the time being. Will the law change so that people will get tax decreases because of giving funds to arts as it happens for instance in the USA? No, for sure. What will encourage donors in these times of crisis if they haven’t done it so far?
“Powerful brackets”? Spanish royal family? ….. He is dreaming....
Ángel is right. The very best option would have been to keep the CND as it was and give more funds to Corella Ballet Castilla y León that has already demonstrated its quality and ability to dance a wide repertoire.
Let's wait and see. I truly hope the CBCL is able to keep on growing in this so strange country Spain is.