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#16 4mrdncr

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Posted 04 June 2008 - 04:30 PM

"Corella Ballet" is the official name of the Company for now. The name change is due to a request (requirement?) of a principal funder of the Company, as are the performances in La Granja. The official Company debut is still the "La Bayadere" performances in Madrid at the Teatro Real in September 2008. Besides Barcelona, the Company will be performing in many other cities in Spain, but the full tour and dates have not been decided yet. There is a roster of dancers, but it hasn't been published yet. Once Angel's (and his Foundation & Company) website is revised, it will be posted there. Please remember, Angel and his Company are extremely busy now, so please be patient.

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Posted 04 June 2008 - 06:19 PM

I remember seeing a list of countries that dancers hail from, but I don't think I ever saw a list of dancers names.

Hopefully it won't be long now - I've been patient, but it's been such a long time now since those auditions!


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Posted 05 June 2008 - 01:07 AM

I remember seeing a list of countries that dancers hail from, but I don't think I ever saw a list of dancers names.

Hopefully it won't be long now - I've been patient, but it's been such a long time now since those auditions!


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Hi m2! :)

Here it is the list of current dancers of the Corella Ballet forwarded by the press department of the company:

'CORELLA BALLET' LIST of DANCERS

PRINCIPALS

1 Ángel Corella (Español)
2 Heman Cornejo (Argentino)
3 Ian Mackey (Inglés)
4 Carmen Corella (Español)
5 Adiarys Almeida (Cubana)
6 Natalia Tapia (Española)


1st SOLOISTS

1 Kazuko Omori (Japonesa)
2 Matthew Golding (Canadiense)


SOLOISTS

1 Ashley Ellis (Americana)
2 Joseph Gatti (Americano)
3 Radev Kirill (Ruso)


CORPS

Boys


1 Ion Agirretxe Iglesias (Español)
2 Roberto Sánchez González (Español)
3 Ivan Sánchez González (Español)
4 Daniel Fajardo Villares (Español)
5 Russell Ducker (Inglés)
6 Toby Mallitt (Ingleé)
7 Zambello Pietro (Italiano)
8 Luca Giaccio (Italiano)
9 Yerlan Andagulov (Kazakhstan)
10 George Birkatze (Georgia)
11 Sergei D'yachkov (Ruso)
12 Denis D'yachkov (Ruso)
13 Yevgen Uzlenkov (Ruso)
14 Fernando Bufala (Español)


Girls

1 Neus Expósito Fernandez (Española)
2 Alba Cazorla Luengo (Española)
3 Georgia Molina González (Española)
4 Marta Ludevid Sanmarti (Española)
5 Ana Calderón (Española)
6 Andrea Palacios Fernández (Española)
7 Cristina Casa Gómez (Española)
8 Carla López Ponlla (Española)
9 Raquel Santamarta Rodríguez (Española)
10 Victoria Villanueva (Española)
11 Ana Cabral (Portuguesa)
12 Mª José Sales (Española)
13 Carrie Walsh (Inglesa)
14 Daisy Brodskis (Inglesa)
16 Andrea Estefanía Pumar (Argentina)
17 Tracy Jones (Irlandesa)
18 Alexandra Basmagy (Americana)
19 Yoko Callegari (Americana)
20 Irene Campillo (Española)
21 Irene Vaqueiro (Española )
22 Carolina Chico (Española )
23 María Sordo (Española )

APPRENTICES


1 Mirella Lorente (Española)
2 Greta Wright (Inglesa)
3 Silvia Inés Otero (Española)
4 Margarita Cuellar (Española)

Oh my God, it is so exiting for us :clapping:

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Posted 05 June 2008 - 03:47 AM

Interesting! Big! And very international! Thanks, Carolina.

Many of us have a little knowledge about Carmen Corella and Adiarys Almeida. Can you tell us something about the Spanish female principal. Natallia Tapia?

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Posted 05 June 2008 - 05:16 AM

Interesting! Big! And very international! Thanks, Carolina.

Many of us have a little knowledge about Carmen Corella and Adiarys Almeida. Can you tell us something about the Spanish female principal. Natallia Tapia?


You are welcome!

With pleasure, about her and a little bit more :)

Natalia Tapia: She was principal with Víctor Ullate, she danced the principal role in Edurado Lao’s “Coppelia” when Eri Nakamura (now soloist at “Les Grands Ballets Canadiens de Montreal”) was injured. Natalia also danced “The Dance of the Hours” of La Giocconda with Ángel at the Teatro Real, but only few days in substitution of Letizia Giuliani.

Radev Kirill: Was soloist at the Imperial Russian Ballet.

As far as for the corps, I know Mª José Sales and Fernando Bufalá both coming from the English National Ballet where they were Corps and First Artist or Soloist (don’t remember exactly). Also Cristina Casa, who trained at the ABT and danced with the ENB last season in Swan Lake at the London Coliseum. And Yevgen Uzlenkov was also principal with Víctor Ullate, he was “Franz” at Coppelia.

If I find out any further info I’ll tell you :clapping:

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Posted 05 June 2008 - 05:55 AM

Thanks, Carolina. Didn't Corella also get a start with Ullate?

One of the most promising aspects of Corella's project is the commitment to preparing and giving more job opportunities to Spanish-born, Spanish-trained classical dancers. My count of the "Espanoles" and "Espanolas" in the list is:

Principals: 3 of 6, counting Corella himself
Male corps: 5 of 14
Female corps: 15 of 23
Apprentices: 3 of 4.

Not a bad start. :)

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Posted 05 June 2008 - 06:26 AM

Thanks, Carolina. Didn't Corella also get a start with Ullate?


Yes, he did, he was one of that incredible troupe of dancers all at the same time in the company:

Angel Corella - ABT
Tamara Rojo – Royal Ballet
Joaquín de Luz - NYCB
Lucía Lacarra – Munich Opera Ballet
Ruth Miró – Bejart (now Lyon Opera Ballet, I think)
Víctor Jiménez - Bejart (now Lyon Opera Ballet, I think)
Ygor Yebra – Free Lance (now at the Bordeaux Opera Ballet)
María Giménez – She was dancer at the Ballet Nacional de Cuba
Ana Noya – She is still with Víctor
Marta Rodríguez Coca – ABT (now back in Spain)
Jesús Pastor – ABT (I think) and now back in Spain

And maybe I’m still missing some :)

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Posted 05 June 2008 - 06:48 AM

I recall seeing Carlos Lopez, who later went to ABT. Somewhere I have my program of an evening that included Allegro Brillante. (I remember walking by a poster and noticing -- with surprise -- the Balanchine, so we bought a couple of tickets.) It was during the 1990s. I wonder whether a very young Corrella was part of the company at that time?

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Posted 05 June 2008 - 06:58 AM

I recall seeing Carlos Lopez, who later went to ABT. Somewhere I have my program of an evening that included Allegro Brillante. (I remember walking by a poster and noticing -- with surprise -- the Balanchine, so we bought a couple of tickets.) It was during the 1990s. I wonder whether a very young Corrella was part of the company at that time?


You are right, also Carlos López was there. ¡What an amazing young troupe we had at that time! I remember a wonderful Giselle (even if Ángel had already left to join the ABT) :)

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Posted 05 June 2008 - 09:55 AM

I haven't seen Fernando Bufala very recently, but he did a very nice, stylish Bluebird a couple of years ago with ENB - definitely worth keeping an eye out for him!

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Posted 05 June 2008 - 02:15 PM

WHAT a roster! This will be a fantastic company!! (even without Carlos Lopez, who I saw recently in Toronto and loved!)

I can't tell you how nice it is to finally see these names in print!!

Now, I will just need to plan a trip to Spain!

Muchas Gracias, CarolinaM!!

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Posted 20 June 2008 - 10:26 AM

CarolinaM, thank you very much for your information about Corella Ballet. You are very kind and you have very good information. I would like to know more details about the ballet “The Bayadere” choreographed, directed and staged by Natalia Makarova, for next September at the Real Theatre in Madrid. If it is possible. I wish so much to see Angel ´s new company.

It would be incredible. It is so good that sometimes I can not belive it. I Makarova.

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Posted 20 June 2008 - 01:09 PM

Welcome to BalletTalk, Carmen.

I like Makarova's staging of "La Bayadere" very much. Her version was my introduction to the ballet -- both as the Shades scene and as a full-length. I can understand how people who grew up on other versions may find it lacking. It is an ambitious undertaking for a new company.

There are so many familiar names in this company -- many of us are eager to hear not only about the company's progress overall, but that of some of the individuals. We're counting on our Spanish members to keep us informed. I look forward to your reactions to the company's performances.

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Posted 22 June 2008 - 07:22 AM

Hi Carmen García, welcome to BalletTalk and thanks, yes I try to get well informed as I have been dreaming of this company for so looong!!

Also many thanks to carbro :) In Spain even if for you it must sound incredible, there is people who only criticize and try to make thinks as much difficult as possible for Ángel and his team. But we at fotoescena are supporting this so wonderful initiative from the very beginning and up to now. So to find people like you that share our illusion and enthusiasm is very nice. Thanks again!! :dry:

As you say, the official premiere of "Corella Ballet" will be with La Bayadere (Natalia Makarova) at the Teatro Real in Madrid, in September 4, 2008, but 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” (Stanton Welch); “Bruch Violín Concerto nº 1 (Clark Tippet) and “In the Upper Room” (Twyla Tharp).

Just to inform you that tickets for La Granja will be on sale from next June 24 at La Granja Town Council, Sfera shops and at El corte Inglés at a price: 25-45 €.

At el Corte Inglés they can be purchased on-line El Corte Inglés - Tickets
or by phone: +34 921 470018


If anybody can come and need any help, please do not hesitate to ask and if we could meet there, as of course I will not miss it, I would be more than happy.

For La Bayadere in Madrid, September 2008, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9 & 10 at 20:00 h. tickets will be on sale from July 15.

For El Liceu in Barcelona, July 2009, 9, 10 (two shows) & 11 (two shows) Gran Teatre del Liceu will be on sale from July 14 at 09:00 a.m. Ángel Corella will perform on July 9, at 8 pm and on July 11, at 10 pm.

Please join me in wishing good luck and long life to the Corella Ballet!! Ángel deserves this!! :dry:

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Posted 22 June 2008 - 02:20 PM

Thank you, Carolina, for that information and for your support of the Corella enterprise.

In Spain even if for you it must sound incredible, there is people who only criticize and try to make thinks as much difficult as possible for Ángel and his team.

I simply do not understand such people. They exist everywhere. But WHY?

[W]e at fotoescena are supporting this so wonderful initiative from the very beginning and up to now.

Good for you, and many thanks. In a few years, I trust that we will all look back on 2008 as the beginning of an hugely successful enterprise for Spain, for classical ballet, and for Corella and his dancers. (And for ballet lovers like the fine people at Fotoescena.) :)


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