27th October 2021
Ballet Nacional España 40 anniversary
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National Ballet of Spain marks 40th anniversary

The Ballet Nacional de España is celebrating its 40th anniversary and marks the occasion this month with a special performance during two weeks at Madrid’s Teatro de la Zarzuela.

The company’s director Antonio Najarro has created a special programme that features a variety of choreographies and some of the most emblematic creations that make up the history of dance in Spain.

The works cover a range of periods and styles from names such as Pilar López, Antonio Gades and Najarro himself. Together they create a global vision of Ballet Nacional de España and its development over the past four decades.

Ballet Nacional España 40 anniversary
María Fernández is a principal dancer at the Ballet Nacional de España, which is celebrating its 40th anniversary.

As well as the main shows, there are also two Family Performances scheduled (15, 22 December, 5pm), full of energy, music and colour that let children aged six and above discover the world of dance in Spain.

Antonio Najarro introduces the Family Performances, while an accompanying printed programme provides extra information to enable the audiences to understand more about what they’re seeing and hearing.

When: 8-23 December, 8pm (except Sundays, 6pm)

Where: Teatro de la Zarzuela

More info: teatrodelazarzuela.mcu.es

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