Ballet Companies in Spain?
Posted 18 January 2009 - 06:57 PM
Everywhere I've looked up either turned up nothing or turned up as flamenco dancing only. I'm looking for a ballet company in Spain? And possibly one that would have a summer intensive?
Posted 18 January 2009 - 10:06 PM
It isn't clear from your post whether you are looking for a company whose performances you might want to attend or a company-affilated school. For summer intensives, you'll have to register on our sister site, BalletTalk for Dancers. Our site caters to the interests of the audience -- the other side of the curtain .
The dancers' site has forums for dancers of all levels, help with pointe shoes, technique, etc. It's a lot of fun. I'm sure you'll enjoy it.
Regarding the links that Cristian so nicely provided, Victor Ullate is, of course, a well-known teacher whose students include Angel Corella and Tamara Rojo. I don't think Corella (yet) has a feeder school for his company -- no mention of one on his website. Rojo was said to be trying to establish a ballet company in Spain. I don't know the status of that effort or whether it included a school.
Again, if you're looking for performance related information, this is the place. But for training, you're better off on BT4D, as we call it.
Edited by carbro, 18 January 2009 - 10:14 PM.
Posted 15 April 2009 - 04:44 AM
The government announced the creation of a National Classical Ballet Company by the end of this year that will be managed by Víctor Ullate. Tamara Rojo will participate as well as member of the assessment committee.
These are changing times as far as dance is concerned in Spain and some decisions do not seem to be really appropriate
Posted 17 December 2010 - 02:24 PM
José will take care of the company by September 2011:
and many more but all in Spanish I'm affraid.
Very good news indeed for Spanish dance but: courage José!!! as it will be truly a challenge!
Posted 19 December 2010 - 07:41 PM
There may not be a full-blown CBCL school yet due to the economic downturn effecting a delay in the location's renovation and construction (it's in a historic palace), but there are certainly opportunities for young classical ballet dancers in Spain at many schools and several companies including Corella Ballet Castilla y Leon. In fact, CBCL has already performed at probably 30+ middle and secondary schools each year since its inception to try and educate the children of Spain about the art form.
RE: Jose Carlos Martinez
Very good news for us, and Spain. Angel Corella once wrote the most beautiful essay about him, a paean from a peer. (But I am also a little sad because, once again, there is a dearth of female AD's running a major classical company.)
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