Born on November 14, 1936. Although legend places his birth in a cave-house, he is born at what is today Calle Jaime Balmes 35 in Elda (Alicante).
Quits school and start working as a bellhop. Works as an assistant in a photography studio and as a fruit deliveryman.
Sees Alberto Lorca and Alejandro Vega in the studio of photographer Gyenes and, impressed by the elegance of his dancing, decides to dedicate himself to dance.
A neighbor sees him dance and suggests that his mother enroll him in dance school.
Attends his first classes at Maestra Palitos’ school and takes his first steps towards becoming a professional dancer.
First hired as a dancer.
Takes the stage name of Antonio Ródenas (his second surname).
Harry Fleming hires him to work at Los Cabarets. Debut performances in Madrid, Santander and Barcelona.
Antonio begins to see the dance as a way of life tailor-made for him.
Manuel Castellanos, director of the Festivales de España, sees Gades dance in the Circo Price in Madrid and recommends that Pilar Lopez give him a look.
The first dances he performs are Qué rico mambo, El Ole, and Danza del Chivato, the later part of his repertoire for years
Joins the Ballet Español corps de ballet under the direction of Pilar López, who gives him the stage name Antonio Gades.
Antonio tries his hand at bullfighting in Aranjuez. His first and last attempt.
Pilar López makes him the principle dancer of her company. Tours the world.
His brother Enrique Esteve joins the company.
Pilar López’s Ballet Español performs Bizet’s Carmen at the Arena di Verona, with Antonio as the male lead
Dancing Bizet’s Carmen is his first contact with this classic that he will later take to the big screen and ballet
Starts participating in other performances when he’s not working with Pilar López. Gradually, his own personality as a dancer begins to take shape.
Participates in the performance of L’Histoire du Soldat, the cutting edge of avant-garde music and theater.
Pilar López’s Ballet Español tours Japan. The company makes the trip by boat.
Participates as a soloist in Pilar López’s entire repertoire as the undisputed principal dancer of her company.
Stars in numerous performances in Ireland, Holland and Spain. Begins to forge his role as an independent director.
Participates in the Paris Festival of Nations as well as festivals in Edinburgh, Osaka, the Festival dei Due Mondi in Spoleto and the Damascus International Fair.
Decides to explore new frontiers; leaves Pilar López’s company and moves to Italy.
Gives his last performance with Ballet España at the Royal Albert Hall in London.
EL RETABLO DE DON CRISTOBAL
Nine months as a choreographer and principal dancer at the Teatro alla Scala in Milan. Joins Marienma’s company as his artistic partner.
Dances at the Festival dei Due Mondi in Spoleto where he performs Pavane pour une infante défunte with Carla Fracci and El Amor Brujo with Luciana Novaro and Elettra Morini.
Performs Carmen (Schippers, Menotti) at the Teatro dell’Opera di Roma. And Ravel’s Bolero with Anton Dolin. Rejoins Pilar López’s company to perform in Las Palmas.
Film director Rovira Beleta casts him to play in his film Los Tarantos, starring Carmen Amaya.
Contractual issues with Pilar López prevent him from performing the lead role in Los Tarantos.
Los Tarantos will prove a definitive boost to his career. Starts shaping the idea of forming a company of his own.
After his experience in Italy he moves to Paris for three months.
Takes classes from Madame Nora and Madame Tikhonova. His interest in painting and literature is sparked.
Creates his first company with Emilio de Diego, José de la Peña, Félix Ordónez and Curra Jiménez.
Los Tarantos will be the definitive recognition of his career as a dancer.
Los Tarantos, directed by Rovira Beleta and starring Carmen Amaya, opens.
Carmen Amaya dies. Antonio closes all the tablaos in Barcelona in mourning.
Receives his first major contract as a soloist to inaugurate the newly created Tablao Los Tarantos in Barcelona.
Premieres La Seguriya y la Farruca at the Tablao Los Tarantos. Los Tarantos is nominated for an Oscar.
Meets Vicente Escudero during his stay in Barcelona.
Tours Catalonia with his first company.
Gets his first major contract in Madrid after his success in Barcelona and performs with the group at El Corral de la Morería in Madrid.
Receives a proposal to work at the New York World’s Fair in the Spanish Pavilion for 1,000 dollars a day.
Performs for three weeks in San Juan de Puerto Rico.
Marries actress Marujita Diaz. Named Flamenco Person of the Year. Performs at the Kennedy Memorial in Dallas.
After three months of success at the New York World’s Fair, his contract is extended for six more months and he receives the Tourism Medal of Merit from Manuel Fraga.
Films Pleasure Seekers and Solomon and Sheba in Hollywood. Keeps La Danza del Chivato in his repertoire.
Uses the money he earned in the United States to become involved with an extremely ambitious project: Don Juan, with libretto by Alfredo Mañas.
Performs at nightclubs across Spain on back-to-back tours. Films and premieres the movie With the East Wind.
Don Juan opens at the Teatro de la Zarzuela, with music by García Abril and choreography by José Granero. It was a complete fiasco because of censorship.
Divorces Marujita Diaz.
Dances for President Johnson at the White House in a posthumous tribute to J. F. Kennedy.
After the fiasco of Don Juan, he performs at the Las Brujas tablao in Madrid.
Meets Picasso at the Cannes International Film Festival.
After his meeting with Picasso and Rafael Alberti, he feels part of a group of exiled artists committed to Spanish culture.
Receives the Gold Medal from the Círculo de Bellas Artes for his ’64-’65 dance season with Lola Flores. Performs at the Villa de Gina Lollobrigida.
Performs in Valencia and Seville and launches his first big American tour in Venezuela, Colombia and Chile with Antonio Eceiza.
Participates actively in the Festivales de España on a whirlwind tour.
Performs with his company in León, Logroño, Valladolid, San Sebastián, Palma de Mallorca, Coruña, Palencia, Vitoria, Salamanca, Barcelona and Madrid.
Returns to El Corral de la Morería in Madrid.
Receives the Carmen Amaya Award and the Vicente Escudero Award for Dance and Choreography in Valladolid.
Films El Amor Brujo, directed by Rovira Beleta, together with La Polaca.
Records the album Antonio Gades, which includes much of his flamenco repertoire.
Performs on Noches del Sábado and Estrellas de la Noche, the most popular programs on RTVE, the Spanish public radio and TV service.
Premiere of Rovira Beleta’s El Amor Brujo, a film that earned an Oscar nomination.
Second major South American tour to Argentina, Colombia, Peru, Mexico and Brazil.
Spanish tour, performing in San Sebastián, Salou, Lugo, Marbella, Cádiz and Málaga.
Fidel Castro invites him to visit Cuba.
Performances in Lugo and Salamanca.
Takes a six-month break in Cadaqués, Girona.
Antonio Eceiza’s film El último encuentro opens.
Short stay in Paris.
Performance in Lima as part of a South American tour.
Meets with Salvador Dalí in Cadaqués while on a short tour of Catalonia (Palamós, Sant Feliú, Cap sa Sal and Rosas).
Travels to Milan to put on El Capricho Español at the Teatro alla Scala with Elektra Morinni. Performances in San Sebastián, Santander and Tarragona.
El Capricho Español by Rimsky Korsakov.
Performs at Rome’s Boccacio nightclub at a party organized by Pippers.
Arrives in Milan to dance El Capricho Español with Elettra Morinni to open the season at La Scala.
Cristina Hoyos, married at the time to Félix Ordóñez, an Antonio Gades Company dancer, joins the company to replace Curra Jiménez.
Performs La Muerte de Don Juan with La Farruca on the Galas del Sábado program on RTVE.
Meets Salvador Dalí in Paris, where he receives the famous ‘kiss of glory’.
Presentation of Cristina Hoyos as the principal dancer of his company at the Odéon-Théâtre in Paris.
Receives the Critic’s Gold Medal Award.
Films La Jota, numbers from Suite Flamenca and Ensueño for RTVE, his first choreography together with Pilar López.
Rafael Alberti dedicates his famous poem to him during a performance in Rome.
Performances in Barcelona, Rome, London and the Festival dei Due Mondi in Spoleto, Italy.
Performances in Valladolid, Zaragoza, Zamora and Budapest.
Performances in Oviedo and Pontevedra. Performs at the Teatro Lirico in Milan until January 6th, 1970.
Takes El Amor Brujo, choreographed for La Scala in 1962, to the Chicago opera, dancing the role of ‘ ‘El Espectro’.
Receives the Critics’ Syndicate Award for Best Choreography of the 1968/1969 seasons.
Performances in Lyon, Toulousse, and at the Odéon-Théâtre in Paris.
Debut at the Teatro de la Zarzuela in Madrid with performances from February 26 to March 3.
Returns to Paris to perform at the Boulogne Cultural Center. Three-month stint at Sadler’s Well Theatre in London.
Performances in Bilbao, Burgos, Cuenca and the Canary Islands. Performances in Lausanne and Trieste (Italy).
Tours Spain, performing in Toledo, León, Badajoz, Santander, Tarragona, Córdoba, Cáceres and Plasencia.
Performs at the Spoletto and Flanders (Antwerp) festivals, at the Théâtre Royal de la Monnaie in Brussels, at the Budapest and Geneva opera houses.
Performances at the Palacio de Deportes in Madrid from July 7 – 10.
Continues his tour of Spanish tour (Santander, Cádiz).
Peforms at La Arboleda nightclub in Palamós with Charles Aznavour.
Returns to Palamós and performs in Trujillo and San Sebastián, where he closes the XXXI Quincena Musical and participates in the XIII Festivales de España.
North American tour (New York, Washington, San Diego, Tucson, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Santa Barbara, San Mateo, Fresno and Tampa).
Performs at the Teatro Olimpico in Rome and Florence.
End his relationship with Pilar Sanclemente, a dancer and member of his company with whom he has two children, Elsa and Ignacio.
Performances in Budapest and Trieste (Italy).
Spends the season in Buenos Aires. Performance in Verona.
Kicks off a Spanish tour at the Festivales de España (Burgos, Coruña, Granada, Aranda de Duero, Ciudad Real, Bilbao, and Manzanares el Real).
Spanish tour of Santander, Tarragona, Elche, Palamós, Alicante, Motril, Torrevieja, Cádiz, Baracaldo, Reus, Albacete, Córdoba, Málaga, Benidorm and Coruña.
Spanish tour, Festivales de España (San Sebastián, Linares, Bilbao, Yecla, Úbeda, Madrid (Florida Park nightclub), and Aranjuez. Performs at the IX Festival Internacional de Música in Barcelona.
Receives the 1970/1971 National Theater Award for Best Choreographic Performance.
Performance in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria.
Buys his first boat, ‘Alpargata’, and docks it in Altea.
Performs the choreography of the opera Carmen by Bizet in Palermo (Sicily).
Films a scene in the film Fortunata y Jacinta produced by Emiliano Piedra, dancing in Madrid’s Plaza Mayor.
Performances during the months of April and May in Leningrad.
Performances in Helsinki and Oslo. Performs in Budapest.
Performs El Amor Brujo by Manuel de Falla at the Teatro Olimpico in Rome and at La Scala in Milan.
Performances in Lausanne, Zurich and Geneva and tours in Germany and Japan. Performances in Llançá (Girona) and Salou.
Month-long season at Teatro Avenida in Buenos Aires.
Performance in Bogotá (Colombia) and start of a North American tour (Washington, New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, San Diego, Tucson, Santa Barbara, San Mateo, Fresno and Tampa).
After returning from his American tour he performs at an event in Priego (Córdoba).
Receives the 1971/1972 National Theater Award for Best Choreographic Performance.
Tours Mexico, Nicaragua and Costa Rica. Performances at the National Theater in Rabat and Tétouan (Morocco).
ACE Awards in New York for his choreography and performance in El Amor Brujo.
Performance at the Metropolitan Opera House in New York. Performance in Pontevedra.
Recital at the Vigo casino and performances in Valladolid, Huelva, Baracaldo, Toledo, Cáceres and Palma de Mallorca. Contracts in Milan and Wiesbaden (Germany).
Tour with Festivales de España: Playa de Aro, Tarragona, Cartagena, Murcia, Vigo, Ciudad Real, Cádiz, Santander, Nerja, Laredo, Seville…
Festivales de España (cont.): Almería, Denia, Avila, San Sebastián, Bilbao, Málaga, Torrelavega, Albacete, Llançá, Oviedo and Torremolinos.
Participates in the XVIII Festival Internacional in Seville. Performs in Helsinki.
Ends the Spanish tour with performances in Badajoz, Lérida, Oviedo, Ronda, Teatro Liceo in Barcelona, Manresa and back to Vigo at the Teatro Nova Olimpia.
Rehearses Bodas de Sangre at the Amor de Dios studios in Madrid.
Participates in the II Festival Internacional de Ballet at the Teatro de la Zarzuela in Madrid.
Performances in Germany, Badalona and Sabadell. Kicks off the season at the Teatro Victoria in Barcelona from October 30 to November 4.
Participates in the national homage that all artists give to Vicente Escudero at the Teatro Monumental in Madrid.
Pilar López retires.
Performances in Paris. Peforms on the Teatro 10 program for Italian broadcaster RAI.
Premieres the Bodas de Sangre ballet at the Teatro Olimpico in Rome (April 2).
Performs at Cafe d’Anvers and starts his German tour. Moves to South America to perform in Buenos Aires. He also performs in Caracas, Bogotá and Lima.
Kicks off the Festivales de España with performances in Vigo, Zaragoza, Barcelona, Murcia and Valladolid.
Performances in Oviedo, Sabadell and the Théâtre Royal de la Monnaie in Brussels.
Presents Bodas de Sangre at the Teatro Monumental in Madrid as part of the III Festival Internacional de Danza.
María is born in Mar del Plata (Argentina), the first of the three daughters from his relationship with Pepa Flores, popularly known as Marisol.
Returns to South America to continue his performances in Buenos Aires.
Receives the Festivales de España Trophy. ‘Estrella del Mar’ Award for the Best National and International Dance and Choreography Show in Argentina.
Continues his South American tour.
Receives the Vicente Escudero Dance and Choreography Award for Bodas de Sangre.
Ends his South American tour with performances in Bogotá, Medellin and Cali. Travels to Cuba to tour the country with his company.
Peforms at the Danza 75 International Festival in Venice and opens the season at the Teatro Monumental in Madrid.
Starts the Festivales de España with performances in Valencia, Tarragona, Alicante, Gijón, Segovia, Santander, Avila, Marbella, Palamós, Malaga, Vitória, Guadalajara, Denia, San Sebastián.
Festivales de España (cont.): …Guadalajara, Denia, San Sebastián, Lérida, Seville, Salamanca, Oviedo, Valladolid, Alicante, Tenerife and Las Palmas.
Participates in several editions of the new RTVE program ‘Canciones de Nuestra Vida’.
During a performance in Bologna, he learns of Franco’s executions and decides to retire from dance.
Moves to Altea with his partner Pepa Flores to start a new life.
Films Mario Camus’ Los días del pasado with Pepa Flores, playing the role of a member of the resistance.
Tamara, his second daughter with Pepa Flores, is born.
Moves to Cuba, where he will begin putting together Ad Libitum with Alicia Alonso and will play the role of Don Hilarion in Giselle.
Antonio returns to the stage after a two-year absence.
He learns many of the professional principles that he will apply in the future during his time in Cuba.
The pas de deux Ad Libitum, choreographed by Alberto Méndez and performed by Antonio and Alicia Alonso, premieres in Havana.
Presents Ad Libitum and Giselle in New York with the Cuban National Ballet.
The film Los Días del Pasado opens in Madrid.
Jesús Aguirre, Duke of Alba and General Director of Music and Theater, offers him the job of director of the newly created Spanish National Ballet.
Premieres his Bodas de Sangre with the Cuban National Ballet.
Success of the Spanish National Ballet at the Festival Internacional Cervantino in Guanajuato (Mexico).
Presents the Spanish National Ballet in Valencia and Granada.
Receives the Gold Medal at the Festival dei Due Mondi in Spoleto.
Performances with the National Ballet in Alicante, Segovia, Avila, Mérida and Gijón and at the Festival dei Due Mondi in Spoleto.
Begins a Spanish tour with the National Ballet, performing in Barcelona, Santander, Nerja, Cartagena, San Sebastián, Valladolid, Oviedo and Trujillo.
Performances in Berlin and Frankurt.
Performances with the Spanish National Ballet in Madrid and Seville, and trip to Cuba. Tour of Venezuela and Colombia with the Spanish National Ballet.
Films the movie Con el culo al aire.
Receives the Limón Award.
Performs in Hong Kong. The Spanish National Ballet performs in Pamplona.
Terminated as director of the Spanish National Ballet by the then Minister of Culture, Ricardo de la Cierva.
Antonio says that “the Spanish National Ballet was the only public ballet that made money”.
Founds the Independent Group of Dance Artists (GIAD), together with members of the Spanish National Ballet.
The GIAD debuts in Pamplona and Valencia.
Continues performances with the GIAD in Marbella, Cádiz, Salamanca, Aspe, Barcelona and Tel-Aviv.
Vicente Escudero dies.
Travels to Argentina to perform in Buenos Aires and starts touring. Various performances in Havana.
Starts filming Bodas de Sangre with Carlos Saura.
The GIAD performs El Rango by Rafael Aguilar, with Antonio playing the role of Bernarda Alba.
Starts a tour of Argentina: Mar del Plata, Buenos Aires, Rosario and La Plata.
Con el culo al airepremieres.
Carlos Saura’s film Bodas de Sangre opens.
Celia, his third daughter with Pepa Flores, is born.
Memorable performance of the GIAD at the Palacio de Deportes in Madrid.
Presents Bodas de Sangre at the Cannes Film Festival.
Santander Film Festival Award for the movie Bodas de Sangre.
Performances in Paris and Venice. The Festival de España begins with performances in Coruña, Oviedo, Gijón, Palencia and Valladolid.
Performs with the GIAD at the I International Dance Festival in Madrid, celebrated at the Sala Olimpia. The GIAD breaks up after these performances.
After six years, Antonio rebuilds his company with several members of the GIAD; the remaining members create the Spanish Ballet of Madrid.
Travels to South America with his new company to perform in Caracas, Guayana, Tamara and Maracaibo. Starts the season in Barcelona, then performs in Murcia, Logroño and Zaragoza.
Performances in Valencia and Paris.
Filming for Carmen, his second film with Carlos Saura, starts.
Performances in Toledo and Arles (France) and tour of Italy, including Milan, Rome, and San Remo.
Performs in San Sebastián, Gijón, Edinburgh, Martigues (France) and a new tour in Italy: Verona, Nevi, Torino, and Arenzano.
After ten years and three daughters, Antonio and Pepa Flores are married in Cuba. The godparents will be Fidel Castro and Alicia Alonso.
Various performances in Cuba.
Receives the Annual Award from the Spanish Society of Authors and Publishers (SGAE).
The Nancy National Ballet (France) premieres Bodas de Sangre.
Premiere of the film Carmen, directed by Carlos Saura, to resounding success. Begins putting together the ballet version of Carmen.
Carmen receives the Best Artistic Contribution Award and the Technical Grand Prize at Cannes.
Performs in Paris from May 17 to June 5.
World premiere of the ballet Carmen at the Paris Opera.
Receives the Gold Medal for Fine Arts from the Ministry of Culture. Santander’s ‘Bisonte Cántabro’ Film Award for Carmen.
Performs with Carmen in Barcelona, Lausanne and Zurich, and participates in the Festival de Peralada.
Begins filming Rossi’s Carmen in Ronda, Bizet’s opera with P. Domingo, J. Migenes and R. Raimondi
Performs in several French cities: Chateauvallon, Dijon and Marseille.
Performances in Santander, San Sebastián, La Coruña, Gijón, Vigo, Toronto and Strasbourg.
Continues performances in Frances: Paris, Montpellier and Lyon.
Saura’s Carmen is nominated for an Oscars for Best Foreign Language Film.
The movie Carmen is nominated for a Golden Globe and a 1984 César Award in France.
Carmen wins the award for Best Foreign Language Film in Japan, and the award for Best Foreign Language Film in Germany.
Performs with his company in Paris.
Separates from Pepa Flores.
Continues performing in Paris.
Receives the ‘Luis Buñuel’ Award for Cinematographic Figure of the Year along with Paco Rabal and José Luís García.
Presentation of Carmen at the Teatro Monumental in Madrid. The original run of 15 days and is extended to three months. Performances in Lausanne and Zurich.
Performs at the festivals in Spoleto and Peralada, tours Italy (Genoa, Palermo, Castellnouvo, Marseille, Modena, Cáglari, Sardinia, San Remo, Verona, Nervi and Marina de Pietrasanta).
Receives the “Silver Mask” Award for Dance for Carmen from the Campione d’Italia Casino in the Province of Northern Como.
Continues performances in Italy: Milan, Bologna, Turin, Florence, Modena, Líccia, Pístoia, Reggio Emilia, Ferrara, Parma, Bari, Lecce, Peruggia, Palermo and Genoa.
Named Honorary Citizen of Washington.
Tours North America and Canada (Washington, New York, Ottawa and Montreal).
British Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film.
German tour (Festspielhaus, Wiesbadener, Frankfurt, Ludwigshaufen, Bregenz and Munich) and also performs in Brussels.
Jury member at the Moscow Film Festival.
Works at the Palais des Congrès in Paris from June 4 to 30.
Peforms at the Verona, Alicante and Navarre festivals.
Filming of El Amor Brujo (directed by Saura) begins.
Travels to Tel-Aviv to perform with his company.
Performances in Vienna and Graz.
The book ‘Carmen’ by Saura-Torrente is released.
Starts a Swiss tour.
Performs in Tel-Aviv and Palma de Mallorca.
La Farruca at the Festival dei Due Mondi in Spoleto.
Premiere of Saura’s El Amor Brujo.
Receives an Honorary Diploma from the World Peace Council.
Performs in Valencia and Messina (Italy). Starts tours in Japan and the USSR.
El Amor Brujo is screened at the Cannes Film Festival.
Participates in the V Festival Internacional de Itálica in Seville and performs in Carcassonne (France), Madrid, Segovia and in the Royal Palace of Olite.
His father dies in Madrid.
Kicks off the season at the Teatro Liceu in Barcelona and performs in Alcalá de Henares (Madrid) and Seville.
Receives the Conquest Award for Best in Profession.
Nominated as Person of the Year.
Performs in Amsterdam, Munich, Hamburg and Frankfurt.
His brother Enrique Esteve dies.
Performs in Prague.
Start a German tour.
Jury member at the Moscow Film Festival.
Receive the ‘Catavinos de Plata’ Award from the Casa de Andalusia in Madrid.
Starts a Cuban tour.
Cristina Hoyos leaves the company.
Receives the National Dance Award.
Start a Brazilian tour.
Performs in Buenos Aires, La Plata and Montevideo.
Performs in Granada, Rome and at the Festival de Peralada.
Marries Daniela Frey.
Performs at the Bienal de Flamenco in Seville and in Sabadell and Girona.
Participates in the Berlin Film Festival.
Performs at the Cairo Opera House.
Stages and performs Bodas de Sangre at the Teatro de la Zarzuela in Madrid on the 10th anniversary of the creation of the Spanish National Ballet.
Performs at the Théâtre du Châtelet in Paris from January 26 to March 2.
World premiere of Fuego at the Théâtre du Châtelet in Paris.
Performs at the Palais des Sports in Paris and in Hendaye.
Kicks off a long Japanese tour in Seoul.
Performs in Brussels.
Receives the Annual Award from the Gran Teatro in Havana.
Italian tour (Reggio Emilia, Cremona, Florence, Bari, Bologna, Sassari, Turin, Modena, Ferrara, Milan), ending in Lausanne.
Premio Internazionale Gino Tani per le Arti dello Spettacolo.
Japanese tour (Tokyo, Ossaka, Fukuoka, Matsuo, and Sagamihara).
Decides to take a personal and artistic break.
Makes his first transatlantic voyage with his ship ‘Corso’, sailing from Ibiza to Havana.
The world premiere of…
Fuenteovejuna at the Teatro Carlo Felice in Genoa.
Production of Fuenteovejuna begins.
Tour of Japan from January 12 to February 20.
Tour of the Canary Islands (Tenerife, Las Palmas, Lanzarote).
Spanish premiere of Fuenteovejuna at the Teatro de La Maestranza in Seville. Performances in Santander, Córdoba, Murcia, Vitoria and Valladolid.
Performances in Granada, Vigo, Coruña and Santiago de Compostela, Festival de Peralada, Palermo, Aix-en-Provence, Athens, Thessaloniki and the island of Rhodes.
Tour of Argentina, Brazil, Chile and Uruguay.
Kicks off the season at the Teatro Arriaga in Bilbao and then at the Teatro Victoria in Barcelona.
Performs in Sassari.
Performs at the Teatro Carlo Felice in Genoa and later travels to Jakarta (Indonesia).
Performances in Montecarlo, Bregenz, Glasgow and Istanbul.
May performances at the Sadler’s Wells Theatre in London.
Peforms in Lyon, Roven, Perpignan, Carcasonne, Verona, Comacchio and Ravenna. Tour of Cuba (Guantanamo, Santiago de Cuba and Havana).
Performances in Jakarta (Indonesia), followed by the season opening at the Teatro Victoria in Barcelona from September 5 to 29.
German tour starts (Ludwigshaffen, Friedrichshaffen and Frankfurt) and continues later in Luxembourg, Nice and Lausanne.
Performs in Zurich and later at the Teatro Olimpico in Rome.
Italian tour (Bologna, Ferrara, Pavia, Rome, Milan, Udine and Regio Emilia).
Starts Asian tour (Hong Kong, Tokyo, Nagasaki, Takamatsu, Osaka, Nagoya, Shizuoka, Hiroshima, Sapporo).
French tour (Merignac, Blagnac, Nîmes, Avignon, Vannes, Nantes, Brest, Le Mans, Metz, chalons en Champagne, Saint Chamont) and performance in Monthey (Switzerland).
Performances in England (Glasgow and London from May 13 to June 8). Performs in Montpellier, Marseilles and Pamplona.
Starts the season at the Teatro Lope de Vega in Madrid from September 11 to October 19.
Trip to Toronto from October 22 to November 9.
Performances in Brussels, Charleroi, Antwerp, Ostend and Vienna.
Performs in Paris from January 28 to February 8.
Performs in Berlin from February 17 to March 8. Performs in Miramás, Voiron, Trembray, Merignac, Bourges, Meauc, Roubaix, Cannes, Corsica and Bastia.
XV ‘Comas del Cante’ Award. MAX Performing Arts Awards for Best Choreographer for Fuenteovejuna and Best Dancer for Carmen.
Performs in Strasbourg, Bayonne, Valencia, Murcia, Elda, Cáceres, Málaga and Jerez.
Starts touring in Spain, France and Italy.
French and Swiss tour (Monthey and Sochaaux).
Performances in Avilés, Gijón, Valencia and Vancouver (Canada).
Doctor Honoris Causa in Art from the Havana Art Institute.
Decides to take a personal and artistic break.
National Award from the School of Flamencology for Flamenco Dance Mastery.
Begins producing Fuenteovejuna for the Spanish National Ballet.
Premiere of Fuenteovejuna with the Spanish National Ballet at the Teatro de la Maestranza in Seville.
Audience Award at the VI Jerez Festival and Critics Award.
Calle Alcalá Award at the Madrid Flamenco Festival.
II Performing Arts Competition Award from Castile-La Mancha.
Fuenteovejuna at the Teatro Real. Meets Eugenia Eiriz.
The Spanish National Ballet performs Fuenteovejuna at the Teatro Real in Madrid. Andalusian Dance Company at the Generalife Festival in Granada with Bodas de Sangre.
Cadiz Iberoamerican Theater Festival Award.
‘Giraldillo Extraordinario’ Award at the Bienal de Flamenco in Seville.
Lifetime Tribute at the XV International Dance Day Gala in Madrid.
Dedication of a stall at the Teatro Principal in Alicante. Named Honorary President of ‘Cap per la Pau’ Civic Platform in Calpe.
Tribute from the Sindicato Dos Professionais Da Danca in Rio de Janeiro.
Homage and recognition for his close relationship with the Festival Internacional de Santander.
Sails from Altea on his second transatlantic journey to Havana.
Creates the Antonio Gades Foundation.
Receives the Order of José Martí in Havana from Fidel Castro.
Dies on the 20th in Madrid.
Receives the Tribute from the XIII Bienal de Flamenco in Seville.
Posthumously named Father of Flamenco by the Flamenco Association at the University of Murcia for his 50 years in Spanish dance.
Tribute by the Conservatory of Murcia at the Teatro Roma with the production of two scenes of Carmen performed by conservatory students.
Presentation of the Antonio Gades Foundation’s ANTONIO GADES photography book at the Spanish Society of Authors and Publishers (SGAE).
Presentation of the new Antonio Gades Company at the Teatro Romano in Verona with Carmen.
Tribute by the Spanish Society of Authors and Publishers (SGAE) and the Antonio Gades Foundation at the Teatro de la Zarzuela, with Sara Baras, Aída Gómez, Manolete, and Paco Ibáñez and his company.