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#1 JMcN

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Posted 24 March 2008 - 11:45 AM

Iain Mackay (principal at Birmingham Royal Ballet) is joining Angel Corella's Ballet de Espana as a principal dancer.


http://www.brb.org.uk/4441.html


Is there any other news of company members yet?

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Posted 24 March 2008 - 12:14 PM

Iain Mackay (principal at Birmingham Royal Ballet) is joining Angel Corella's Ballet de Espana as a principal dancer.


http://www.brb.org.uk/4441.html


Is there any other news of company members yet?


Yes, former National Ballet of Cuba's Ms. Adyaris Almeida,ex Cincinnatti Ballet Principal and current Cuban Classical Ballet of Miami Principal (recently performed in their Swan Lake in Miami), is also on the move. I personally talked to her about it, and she was very excited. Here's a link to her page:
http://profile.myspa...endID=109388074

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Posted 24 March 2008 - 12:17 PM

CarolinaM, Grissi, 4mrdncr, and others who've posted on this new company: any further news? It's probably time to update our information and renew our enthusiasm.

The excellent ballet/dance webtsite, FOTOESCENA often has news about this -- as well as many other -- Spanish dance projects. There's a good English translation for most parts of the website.

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Posted 24 March 2008 - 12:20 PM

Iain Mackay (principal at Birmingham Royal Ballet) is joining Angel Corella's Ballet de Espana as a principal dancer.


http://www.brb.org.uk/4441.html


Is there any other news of company members yet?


Yes, former National Ballet of Cuba's Ms. Adyaris Almeida,ex Cincinnatti Ballet Principal and current Cuban Classical Ballet of Miami Principal (recently performed in their Swan Lake in Miami), is also on the move. I personally talked to her about it, and she was very excited. Here's a link to her page:
http://profile.myspa...endID=109388074


According to Joseph Gatti's myspace page (linked from Adyaris's--they are a couple), he's dancing there as well.

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Posted 24 March 2008 - 12:31 PM

Iain Mackay (principal at Birmingham Royal Ballet) is joining Angel Corella's Ballet de Espana as a principal dancer.


http://www.brb.org.uk/4441.html


Is there any other news of company members yet?


Yes, former National Ballet of Cuba's Ms. Adyaris Almeida,ex Cincinnatti Ballet Principal and current Cuban Classical Ballet of Miami Principal (recently performed in their Swan Lake in Miami), is also on the move. I personally talked to her about it, and she was very excited. Here's a link to her page:
http://profile.myspa...endID=109388074


According to Joseph Gatti's myspace page (linked from Adyaris's--they are a couple), he's dancing there as well.


Here's an interesting article related to their departure from CB.

http://news.enquirer.../ENT/802150311/

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Posted 04 April 2008 - 06:26 PM

I am glad BT and others are still interested in the Ballet de Espana, and will try to post more. Thank you Cristian for the link re: Adiarys Almeida and Joseph Gatti. But let me say the Cincinatti Enquirer article's author is wrong about one thing: The FULL Ballet de Espana may not be performing until its debut at the Teatro Real in Madrid September 4-10, BUT a smaller version of the Company has been touring Spain for some months now; most recently in Tenerife, Malaga, Barcelona, Segovia, Bilbao etc.etc.. Most performances have been sold out and very warmly received. Between dancing with, and overseeing, his Company; guesting at the Mariinsky; performing with ABT in Chicago, and soon the Met season, Angel Corella is quite busy.

#7 JMcN

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Posted 06 April 2008 - 03:52 AM

Are the tickets on sale for Madrid yet?

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Posted 06 April 2008 - 11:30 AM

Hi!

I’m also glad you are still interested in Ballet de España! The full company has started rehearsing and we hope a presentation to the media will be made soon.

According to what was said in this article:

http://www.brb.org.uk/4351.html

one can guess that Lain Mackay and Silvia Jiménez who are leaving Birmingham Ballet to go to Madrid, have joined Angel Corella’s Company as well.

As far as tickets for the Teatro Real: no, it is not possible to purchase tickets yet. Usualy in June-July season tickets are on sale and separate tickets are always available 15 days before the premiere, at 10:00 a.m.

The Teatro Real web site informing about the purchase of tickets is the following:

http://www.teatro-re...a... on tickets

and to finish: Many thanks Bart for your kind words about our web magazine! :dunno:

Any new we would know, any report we would publish I’ll keep BalletTalk posted about :)

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Posted 29 April 2008 - 06:05 PM

FYI: Susan Jones has just spent a week setting "La Bayadere" for Angel Corella's new company. Angel's prodigious memory & technique did the rest. Ms. Jones is expected to return later this summer to fine-tune, and Makarova, herself, immediately before the debut performances in September at the Teatro Real in Madrid. Yes, Iain Mackay is there. Joseph Gatti and Adiarys Almeida should be arriving shortly. The Company is very nearly at full strength; enthusiastic, disciplined, and determined. I stand in awe of what Angel Corella has accomplished already, and the energy and focus necessary to perform nearly full-time at ABT and elsewhere, and still oversee the continued growth of his Company.

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Posted 13 May 2008 - 03:52 PM

According to the Gran Teatre del Liceu (Barcelona) season schedule ad in the June 2008 issues of Opera News (p.9), Angel Corella Ballet is performing at the theater 9-11 July 2009.

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Posted 30 May 2008 - 06:16 AM

The "Corella Ballet" as how it seems it will be named, has sent a Press Release that we have published in fotoescena (just scroll down to see it).

I hope it is allowed to link the topic on the forum for you to see the photographs and for those understanding a bit Spanish to be able to read.

We are very exicited about and look forward to already see the Company debut at La Granja in July 11 & 12 with “Clear ” of Staton Welch; “Bruch Violín Concerto nº 1” of Clark Tippet and “In the Upper Room” of Twyla Tharp.

:)

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Posted 30 May 2008 - 08:42 AM

There is an interesting article in the June issue of Dancie Europe on Ballet de España.

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Posted 30 May 2008 - 12:03 PM

I wonder what happened to the name "Ballet de Espana." Is "Corella Ballet" a temporary title? Or one likely to be with us for a while?

Here's a brief (and rough) translation of some of the press release very kindly linked by CarolinaM and Fotoescena:

Formed on April 1, 20008, the Corella Ballet is the only Classical Dance company in Spain today.

Created by and under the artistic direction of Angel Corella, it is made up of 51 dancers selected from a thousand applicants. (4 apprentices, 22 female corps, 14 male corps, 3 soloists, 2 first soloists, and 6 principals), coming from 13 countries (Spain, Cuba, the United States, the United Kingdom, Italy, Canada, Ireland, Japan, Lithuania, Russia, Portugal, Argentina and Kazakstan).

Corella Ballet is one of the projects currently being undertaken by the Angel Corella Foundation with the aim of promoting classical dance in Spain. It is part of a larger project which includes the creetion of a residential School of Dance which will develop dancers of the highest level. The school will service as a quarry [feeder?] for the Corella Ballet, thus maintaining the style and excellence of the company

Angel Corella's motivation in creating the school and company is to open doors within Spain so that classical dancers can develop professionally without having to go abroad, thus putting a brake on the exodus of dancers which has taken place over the past 2 decades and which Corella himself was part of.



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Posted 04 June 2008 - 04:56 AM

I wonder what happened to the name "Ballet de Espana." Is "Corella Ballet" a temporary title? Or one likely to be with us for a while?

Here's a brief (and rough) translation of some of the press release very kindly linked by CarolinaM and Fotoescena:


Well, it seems that the name will be "Corella Ballet".

Thanks for this so good translation Bart, I can add that the official premiere of "Corella Ballet" will be with La Bayadere (Natalia Makarova) at the Teatro Real in Madrid, in September 4, 2008. Although already on July 11 and 12, the "Corella Ballet" will perform at La Granja (Segovia) where the Company is set. The program will be “Clear ” of Stanton Welch; “Bruch Violín Concerto nº 1”, of Clark Tippet and “In the Upper Room”, of Twyla Tharp.

If I get the whole press release in English I’ll post it here.

Any chance to meet anyone of you in Spain in short? :flowers: This would for sure be and excellent opportunity to pay us a visit. Remember that the Company is also scheduled at "El Gran Teatre del Liceu" in Barcelona July 2009 :)

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Posted 04 June 2008 - 12:38 PM

Carolina, Is there a list of the dancers of the Corella ballet? Thanks


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