July 28, 1988 |
Dancing most of the time to taped symphonic music, revelling in driving, flamenco-style heelwork executed by dozens of corps members in unison and exploiting non-stop emoting-for-approval by its principals, the Royal Spanish National Ballet brought to the Greek Theatre on Tuesday everything impuro in the updating and theatricalization of a unique cultural heritage.
August 4, 1988 |
The Royal Spanish National Ballet opened a five-day run Tuesday at the Orange County Performing Arts Center in Costa Mesa, showcasing principals who were not reviewed during the company's appearances last week in Los Angeles. In the title role of Jose Granero's "Medea," Ana Gonzalez seemed bound within all-too-human dimensions and evoked nothing more tragic than a Spanish version of "Cavalleria Rusticana."
July 30, 1987 |
Bolshoi Ballet star Maya Plisetskaya will become the artistic director of Spain's national ballet, the Spanish Ministry of Culture announced Tuesday. A spokesman for the ministry's music and theater arts body said that Plisetskaya had a two-year contract starting in December. Under the contract--agreed upon by Spanish and Soviet cultural authorities--the dancer will spend six months a year in Spain and six months in the U.S.S.R.
February 4, 1992 |
The return of the Kirov and the Spanish National ballets, a world premiere of a work by Glen Tetley and rare (for the hall) performances of modern dance by the Paul Taylor Dance Company will be included in the 1992-93 dance series at the Orange County Performing Arts Center. As previously announced, the Royal Danish Ballet will dance three programs of works by August Bournonville.
February 5, 1992 |
A Spanish version of "The Three-Cornered Hat," the return of the Kirov Ballet, the world premiere of a work by Glen Tetley and the Paul Taylor Dance Company will highlight the 1992-93 dance series at the Orange County Performing Arts Center.