Bodas de Sangre and Suite Flamenca

FLAMENCO SUITE

Choreography: Antonio Gades
Choreography Soleá por Bulerías y Tanguillos: Cristina Hoyos
Lighting design: Antonio Gades
Music: Antonio Gades, Antonio Solera and Ricardo Freire

Duration: 55 minutes

Origins

BODAS DE SANGRE

Ballet in six scenes inspired by "Bodas de Sangre (Blood Wedding)" by Federico García Lorca
Choreography and lighting Antonio Gades
Adaptation for ballet Alfredo Mañas
Scenic and costume design Francisco Nieva
Music Emilio de Diego, ¡Ay, Mi Sombrero! Perelló and Monreal, Rumba Felipe Campuzano

Duration: 35 minutes

World premiere at the Teatro Olimpico in Rome on April 2, 1974.

Origins

A bit of background…

SUITE FLAMENCA is a series of seven pieces of traditional flamenco, solos, duets and group dances that Gades presented with his own vision of flamenco dance. Gades' interpretation, originally described as avant-garde, is now regarded as a classic. Enjoy the impeccable performance of Stella Arauzo and Miguel Lara, as well as the artists of the Antonio Gades Company.

BODAS DE SANGRE tells the story of a bride who flees with her former lover, now a married man with a son, on her wedding night. The furious groom follows them and a fight to the death ensues between the two men. Choreographed by Antonio Gades in 1974, this ballet is the essence of the work of Federico García Lorca, a poet and playwright, whose vision shows audience a glimpse of the old Spain.