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Ballet de Espana

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#31 CarolinaM


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Posted 22 June 2008 - 11:46 PM

Thanks Bart, from the very deep of my heart :flowers:

I hope you will be right. Ángel has started, but to keep on running his Company needs funds. He is fighting for this and has experts in his team to get it but it is very difficult and mainly now with this crisis everywhere.

But if they know that there is people supporting and encouraging them from many places worldwide this will for sure be a great dosage of stamina :)

And thank you also for your kind words for fotoescena. We also feel alone many times in Spain. But no matter, we know that we are right :)

By the way, would it be possible to change the name of this topic? It was said thet the name of the company would be "Ballet de España" but it is now decided that it will be "Corella Ballet" so maybe we could change, what do you think?

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Posted 30 July 2008 - 02:28 PM

Another article, this one in the Aug./Sept. 08 Pointe Magazine -- "Made in Madrid," by Kristin Lewis.

It's an excellent update about the company and includes the following:

1) Corella began preparing the way for this as long ago as 2001, when he created the Fundacion Angel Corella to lay the groundwork for a company similar to ABT --

a company with a classical repertoire that would also perform works by neoclassical and contemporary choreographers llike ... Balanchine ... Robbins .... Wheeldon ... Kylian, and ... Forsythe.

2) The impetus for the company (and 70% of the funding) comes from the Royal Family's foundation, which also donated the palace in Segovia that is the company's headquarters.

3) The name "Corella Ballet" is all about starting off with star recognition. AC hopes it will become the National Ballet of Spain (which must be conferred by the Spanish Government) or the Royal Ballet of Spain (bestowed by the royal family).

My name as a person and a dancer is only there for the moment, but eventually it will be a company for the country and dedicated to the country.

4) The official Madrid opening -- in September, at the Teatro Real -- will be Makarova's version of Bayadere, with Corella and guests Paloma Herrera and Gilliam Murphy.

5) Next hurdle: starting a ballet school for ages 11-18.

6) Some very nice photos, too.

It's clear that, behind the sunny exterior and sweet smile, there's a sharp intelligence and serious organizational ability and drive.

Thanks, 4rmrdncr, for calling my attention to this article.

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Posted 02 August 2008 - 06:29 AM

That's really exciting, 4mrdncr! "Merde," indeed. If this company grows into the permanent national institution it has the potential to be, you will definitely have been there at the creation. I envy you the opportunity. Have a great and rewarding time at the Teatro Real. :)

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Posted 15 August 2008 - 05:14 AM

This thread was getting so long that I've moved some of the recent posts -- those starting with this summer's Gala at La Granja (a July 10 post by CarolinaM -- to a new thread -- Corella Ballet . It's on the European Company Forum.

I'll CLOSE this one now. Please move on to the new thread:

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