Ballet on Screen | Bodas De Sangre + Suite Flamenca from Teatro Real, Madrid
Sunday Jul 27 01:00 PM
Tuesday Jul 29 01:00 PM
Doris Duke Theatre
Museum members: $18.00
General Admission: $20.00
About the Film:
Antonio Gades | Two Ballets + intermission | 131 mins | Captured live: May 2011
These ballets are on fire—an adaptation of the Federico García Lorca play and interpretations of six flamenco dances.
Bodas de Sangre | 43 mins
In 1974, Antonio Gades took a huge step forward for Spanish dance with the creation of his ballet Blood Wedding, or Bodas de Sangre, based on the play by Federico García Lorca, who in turn was inspired by the news of an incident that took place in Nijar in 1928. It was adapted for ballet by Alfredo Mañas, who had already collaborated with Antonio 10 years earlier on Don Juan.
Suite Flamenca | 68 mins
The dances with which Antonio Gades began his solo career in 1963 were gradually shaped into the numbers that would become the Suite Flamenca five years later. Suite features eight pieces of traditional flamenco dance presented in Gades’ unique style.