2023 Ballet Nacional de España II
Ballet Nacional de España
Rubén Olmo, director
Patricia Guerrero, guest artist
Maribel Gallardo, special collaboration
La Bella Otero
Choreography: Rubén Olmo
Music: Manuel Busto, Alejandro Cruz, Agustín Diassera, Rarefolk, Diego Losada, Víctor Márquez, Enrique Bermúdez and Pau Vallet
Music Recording: Fundación Barenboim-Said, Manuel Busto (musical direction)
Dramaturgy: Gregor Acuña-Pohl
Staging Design: Eduardo Moreno
Costume Design: Yaiza Pinillos
Lighting: Juan Gómez Cornejo
Imagery: Manuel Martín Nieto
Flamenco musicians of the Ballet Nacional de España
From the Village to the World of the Parisian Belle Époque
La Bella Otero is the first piece that Rubén Olmo has created and directed for the Ballet Nacional de España since his appointment as director in 2019. What most attracted the choreographer to the story of La Bella Otero is that one of the most famous women of her time was originally from a small village in Galicia. He puts dance at the service of the plot to narrate the life of an amazing woman, using everything from folklore to contemporary dance. It is a very emotional and also dramatic show, as it tells the story of a woman who invents her origins to reach the top, and finally ends up alone and forgotten. Considered an “opera ballet” in the broadest sense of the word, it is a large-format show, both for the number of dancers and for the array of their costumes, which recreate the world of the Parisian Belle Époque, and also for the dramatic development of the story. As a guest artist, the show counts on the great flamenco dancer Patricia Guerrero.
Estimated duration: two hours and five minutes (plus an interval)
Concert recorded by the Mezzo television channel for deferred broadcast.
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