Dance

  • Date: 23 and 24 March, 8 p.m.
  • Duration: 80 min
  • 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, of Antonio Gades and Carlos Saura inspired by El amor brujo, Manuel de Falla, 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 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

In collaboration with Hotel Ribera de Triana.

  • Choreography and scenography: Antonio Gades y Carlos Saura
  • Set and costume designer: Gerardo Vera
  • Lights: Antonio Gades, Carlos Saura, Domique You
  • Music: Real Orquesta Sinfónica de Sevilla
  • Director: Miquel Ortega
  • Production: Tamirú Producciones Artísticas, S.L. para la Fundación Antonio Gades
  • President: María Esteve
  • General director: Eugenia Eiriz de Gades
  • Candela: Esmeralda Manzanas
  • Carmelo: Álvaro Madrid
  • Espectro: Juan Pedro Delgado
  • Hechicera: Stella Arauzo

About Compañía Antonio Gades

Keeping the unique school of dance alive with an aesthetic language rooted in Spanish cultural folklore, while being at the cutting-edge artistically and intellectually. The troupe is made up of dancers who collaborated at length with the maestro from Alicante, and who help the new members assimilate the philosophy, aesthetic and ethics of the legendary Gades.

About Fundación Antonio Gades

A private non-profit institution to ensure the maintenance, care and promoting of the work of the Spanish choreographer and dancer. In 2019, awarded the Gold Medal from the Academy of Scenic Arts of Spain (Medalla de Oro de la Academia de las Artes Escénicas de España) for its “magnificent efforts to conserve and foster the memory of the grand maestro of Spanish dance, Antonio Gades”.