Espectáculo finalizado


  • 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. The end result will electrify the audience.

Premiere at the Teatre Châtelet of París, 26 January 1989

In collaboration with Hotel Ribera de Triana.

  • Technical coordinator and sound: Alberto Palanques
  • Lights: Zaida Domínguez
  • Assembly: Alejandro Pintado
  • Costumes and atrezzo: Tania Bak
  • Musical director: Miquel Ortega
  • Production: Tamirú Producciones Artísticas, S.L. para la Fundación Antonio Gades
  • General director: Eugenia Eiriz de Gades
  • President: María Esteve

Real Orquesta Sinfónica de Sevilla

  • Candela: Esmeralda Manzanas
  • Carmelo: Álvaro Madrid
  • Espectro: Juan Pedro Delgado
  • Hechicera: Stella Arauzo
  • Cantaora: Sara Salado
  • Cantaores: Enrique Bermúdez “Piculabe”, Aser Giménez, Pedro Jiménez “Perrete”
  • Guitarristas: Andrés Carmona “Camarón de Pitita”, Basilio García

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”.

The press says

Antonio Gades, con lumbre y sin humo

La Compañía Antonio Gades resiste al tiempo con un 'Fuego' que genera calor y pasión

Los enigmas de Candela

Sobresalen, como siempre en Gades, los espléndidos pasajes de grupo.

El fuego que no quema

La compañía de Antonio Gades representa en Sevilla ‘Fuego’ un ballet inspirado en el Amor Brujo que se estrenó en París en 1989