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Yoel Carreno and Yolanda Correa in Spain


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#1 margarita

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Posted 11 December 2009 - 10:44 AM

I came across this news

http://www.eter.es/d...ia.php?id=12454

(excellent photo too!) 2 of my favorite dancers. The same site also has an interview with them - does anyone have any more information? Is this a permanent move or will they periodically go back to Cuba?

#2 cubanmiamiboy

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Posted 11 December 2009 - 11:27 PM

Both are still listed as Primeros Bailarines in the CNB website...

#3 CarolinaM

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Posted 13 December 2009 - 01:46 AM

I truly think that's a pity that they are joining Víctor Ullate as the repertoire there is only Ullate's, Lao's and a bit of Béjart (rarely performed though).

Ullate has never been a classical dancer. He is an excellent teacher but all the great Spanish dancers who came from his school and left have confessed that they really learnt classic when they joinend a real Classical Ballet Companies.

On the other side, Ullate's son, Josué, a very tallented young dancer, has joined the Cuba National Ballet for one year.

At Christmas, the BNC will be performing Nutcracker in Valencia but I don't know if these so amazing Cuban dancers will join them for these performances.

#4 margarita

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Posted 13 December 2009 - 01:56 PM

thanks Cubanmiamiboy and Carolina.... interesting...

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Posted 14 December 2009 - 01:05 PM

If my memory is correct, NYCB attempted to hire Joel Carreno a few years ago as a soloist, and even created a press release regarding it. However, for some reason the deal fell through.

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Posted 14 December 2009 - 01:50 PM

Would that have been an ABT offer instead, the situation would have been different...
Still, I don't think that the Carreno/Correa situation is a permanent one. They probably will keep going back to dance in Havana, like Jose Manuel did for a while, or even Acosta...
Let's not forget that they're not considered "defectors"...yet.

#7 so schnell

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Posted 25 June 2010 - 01:59 PM

Yolanda Correa & Joël Carreno will dance Swan lake next week !!!! :) at Praha opera

http://www.opera.cz/...60a538ef3bc8fc9

#8 CarolinaM

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Posted 27 June 2010 - 07:33 AM

There is a long and interesting interview on the French site Dansomanie:

http://www.forum-dan...arrenio_fr.html

In French and Spanish only.

Now that there are so many things moving in Spain: Duato leaving, Corella Ballet still fighting hard... will we have any chance for them to stay? Thank would be really nice!

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Posted 27 June 2010 - 08:51 PM

Lazaro Carreno is guest ballet master at Corella Ballet. So yes, this is all very interesting.

#10 CarolinaM

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Posted 27 June 2010 - 10:52 PM

Joseph Gatti and Adiarys Almeida are coming back to the USA to join Boston Ballet. Their departure is definitely sad news for Corella Ballet and Spanish audience but we know that they were missing the family very much. Boston Ballet touring often in Spain we are happy for them and in a way also for us.

As for Yolanda & Yoel why not joinning CB? This will be so great!! And there is already a new principal who is a Cuban dancer, Dayron Vera http://www.angelcore...bailarines.html

But now I realize that maybe all these should be posted at Corella Ballet thread....

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Posted 28 June 2010 - 03:00 AM

But now I realize that maybe all these should be posted at Corella Ballet thread....

Thanks for the news, Carolina. I'll copy your post to the Boston forum so it gets double exposure.

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Posted 03 March 2011 - 04:16 PM

Update on Yoli and Yoel. Carreno is no longer listed in Ullate's roster, nor is he back in Alonso's company. Miss Correa is still with the Spanish troupe. I wonder if the City Ballet offer made to him a while ago could be revived...I would hate to see his talent wasted by floating from place to place a la Rolando Sarabia...

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Posted 19 March 2011 - 07:32 AM

They are both listed as members of Norwegian National Ballet. I can only find a Norwegian list of the dancers.

http://www.operaen.n...t.aspx?ID=26985

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Posted 12 April 2011 - 05:13 PM

How strange. I'm reading right now the article "Cuban Panache Comes to DC" in Pointe magazine about the upcoming visit of the Cuban troupe and they list Yolanda and Yoel as part of the entourage. However, they've never been back in the Cuban roster...
I wonder if they worked some kind of deal with Alonso and are willing to represent their home company due to the most recent wave of defections...


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