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Dance Gala

BALLET UNDER THE STARS

BALLET UNDER THE STARS
THEY DANCE AND THE WORLD MOVES WITH THEM

The festival is getting all dressed up to commemorate its founder—lover and patron of the arts, Carmen Mateu. This performance brings together five women in tribute, five dancers whose talent and perseverance has led them to dance at some of the most important companies in the world. Monica Hamill and Iratxe Ansa, the directors of the gala event, have invited Lucia Lacarra (principal dancer at the Bayerisches Staatsballett from 2002 to 2016 and winner of the National Dance Award 2005), Dorés André (principal dancer at the San Francisco Ballet), Ada González (soloist at the Bucharest Opera Ballet) and Maria Khoreva (soloist at the Mariinsky Ballet and winner of the first edition of the Carmen Mateu Young Artist European Award) for the occasion. Iratxe Ansa, winner of the National Dance Award 2020, will also take to the stage to round off a fantastic quintet. But they will not be dancing alone. They will perform alongside Matthew Golding (principal dancer at the Royal Ballet from 2014 to 2017), Xander Parish (principal dancer at the Mariinsky Ballet), Jorge García Pérez (soloist at the Basel Ballet) and Igor Bacovich (dancer, choreographer, and founder of Metamorphosis Dance together with Iratxe Ansa). With current stars and up-and-coming prodigies from renowned international ballet companies, the audience can expect spectacular excerpts from modern dance pieces and grand pas de deux from world-famous, iconic pieces from classical repertoire, ranging from classics like Giselle to more recent choreographies by Christopher Wheeldon and Myles Thatcher. An incredible, unique evening that highlights the transformative power of dance and women, in one of the most challenging periods in the history of the performing arts.
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Programme

Finding Light

Lucía LACARRA & Matthew GOLDING, performers

Edwaard LIANG, choreography

Antonio VIVALDI, music

 

After the Rain

Lucía LACARRA & Matthew GOLDING, performers

Christopher WHEELDON, choreography

Arvö PART, music

 

Entangled Echoes

Iratxe ANSA & Igor BACOVICH, performers

Iratxe ANSA & Igor BACOVICH, choreography

Philip GLASS, music

 

Grand Pas Classique

Maria KHOREVA & Xander PARISH, performers

Victor GSOVSKY, choreography

Daniel AUBER, music

 

Closure

Maria KHOREVA & Xander PARISH, performers

Juliano NUNES, choreography

Franz SCHUBERT - Impromptus, Op. 90 (D. 899), music

 

 

Ghost in the Machine

Dores ANDRÉ & Jorge GARCÍA PÉREZ, performers

Myles THATCHER, choreography

Michael NYMAN, music

 

Giselle

Ada GONZÁLEZ & Xander PARISH, performers

Marius PETIPA, choreography

Adolphe ADAM, music

 

*The programme has not yet been finalised and is subject to changes.

Artistic details

Iratxe ANSA and Mónica HAMILL, idea and stage direction

Nicolás FITCHEL, lighting design

 

Cast:

Maria KHOREVA, soloist at the Mariinsky Ballet and winner of the first edition of the Carmen Mateu Young Artist European Award

Iratxe ANSA, National Dance Award 2020

Lucía LACARRA, principal dancer at the Bayerisches Staatsballett from 2002 to 2016 and National Dance Award 2005

Dores ANDRÉ, principal dancer at the San Francisco Ballet

Ada GONZÁLEZ, soloist at the Bucharest Opera Ballet

Xander PARISH, principal dancer at the Mariinsky Ballet),

Matthew GOLDING, principal dancer at the Royal Ballet from 2014 to 2017

Igor BACOVICH, dancer, choreographer, and founder of Metamorphosis Dance together with Iratxe Ansa

Jorge GARCÍA PÉREZ, soloist at the Basel Ballet