• Date: 23 and 24 March, 8 p.m.
  • Hall: Main Auditorium

Antonio Gades sets the Maestranza on fire

On a stage setting inundated by beauty, plasticity and tension, the Compañía Antonio Gades, with the Artistic Direction of Stella Arauzo, who was its first principal, dances Fuego, a collage of flamenco alternating with parts of El amor brujo by Manuel de Falla. With the stage direction and choreography of Antonio Gades and Carlos Saura, this creative partnership gave Spanish culture such emblematic and identity works such as this or Carmen.

By this point in time, Fuego glows; it is the exponent of the purest “Gades style” captivating the Parisian audience in 1989 and commissioned by the Teatre Châtelet. For different personal circumstances of the dancer and choreographer, it was not seen in Spain until the Fundación Antonio Gades finally recouped it on the occasion of the 10th anniversary of the dancer’s death.

Today, a story of a mental alienation narrated in a dreamlike and dark atmosphere continues to engage the public for its strength, stylisation and startling staging Considered a classic by the critics, Fuego assembles an immense talent with Gades, Saura, Gerardo Vera -for set design and costumes- and the Royal Seville Symphony Orchestra (Real Orquesta Sinfónica de Sevilla-ROSS) in the pit under conductor Miquel Ortega. The end result will electrify the audience.

Premiere at the Teatre Châtelet of París, 26 January 1989

Tickets on sale from Monday 3 October 2022.

  • Choreography and lighting: Antonio Gades y Carlos Saura
  • Music: El amor brujo de Manuel de Falla
  • Set and costume designer: Gerardo Vera
  • Lighting design: Antonio Gades, Carlos Saura, Domique You
  • Musical director: Miquel Ortega

Production, Tamirú Producciones Artísticas, S.L.

Real Orquesta Sinfónica de Sevilla