6th June 2023
Ballet Nacional de Espana Gala Benéfica
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Spain’s National Ballet performs one-night fundraiser

The Ballet Nacional de España is staging a one-off fundraising event at the Teatros de Canals in Madrid on 28 November.

All profits raised from the performance (Gala Benéfica Bailar la Esperanza) will be donated to the Fundación Sin Daño and the Hospital Niño Jesús de Madrid.

The varied programme features works by some of Spain’s leading composers including ‘Eritaña’ by Isaac Albéniz, which was written shortly before his death in 1909 and is inspired by Seville boleras, and choreographies by such iconic figures as flamenco dancer Antonio Ruiz Soler (1921-1996), whose version of ‘Zapateado‘ is performed by the company 70 years after Ruiz Soler first presented it.

Ballet Nacional de Espana Gala Benéfica
‘Zapateado’ by Pablo Sarasate as performed by the Ballet Nacional de España. Photo © Jesús Vallinas.

Also on the bill are ‘Danza IX’, a choreography from Victoria Eugenia set to music by Enrique Granados and Ernesto Haffter that premiered in 1985 and a piece entitled ‘Sorolla’, which was created by company director Antonio Najarro expressly for the Ballet Nacional de España.

It incorporates different classical Spanish dance styles from cities and provinces around the country while also reflecting the light, freshness and movement that characterise the work of painter Joaquín Sorolla.

The Fundación Sin Daño provides a meeting-point for children with a neurological disability that has arisen since birth, their families and therapists. Founded in 1877, the Hospital Infantil Universitario Niño Jesús is one of Spain’s leading children’s hospitals. Tickets cost from €25.

When: 28 November, 8pm

Where: Teatros del Canal, Sala Roja

More info: teatroscanal.com

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