Ballet Nacional de España II
The Generalife Theatre
Saturday 18 June 22:30 Dance




Ballet Nacional de España

Rubén Olmo, director





Invocación bolera

Choreography: Rubén Olmo

Music: Manuel Busto

Castanets staging: Maribel Gallardo

Lights: Ginés Caballero (AAI) and Felipe Ramos

Costume design: Pedro Moreno for Fandango del Padre Soler, re-adapted for Invocación bolera by Pedro Moreno

Duration: 8 minutes



Choreography and dancing: Rubén Olmo

Music: Manuel Busto

Lighting design: Ginés Caballero (AAI) and Felipe Ramos

Costume design: BNE Collection, designed by Rosa García Andújar

Duration: 10 minutes


Eterna Iberia

Choreography: Antonio Najarro

Music: Manuel Moreno-Buendía

Costume design: Yaiza Pinillos

Lighting design: Nicolás Fischtel

Duration: 22 minutes




De lo flamenco. Homenaje a Mario Maya

Choreography: Mario Maya, Milagros Menjíbar, Rafaela Carrasco, A. Rueda ‘Tonà’, Manolo Marín, Isabel Bayón

Music: Mario Maya, Diego Carrasco, Jesús Torres, Moraíto Chico, Los del Río

Costumes: Mario Maya

Lighting design and adaptation: Ginés Caballero (AAI) and Felipe Ramos


Duration: 60 minutes

Spanish Dance and a Flamenco Tribute

The Ballet Nacional de España presents a program designed by its director Rubén Olmo, in two performances where they show three of the forms integrated into Spanish dance. It begins with Invocación Bolera and all the virtuosity of our classical dance, created by the composer Manuel Busto and de Olmo, with castanets staging from the recent Gold Medal for Fine Arts, Maribel Gallardo. It is followed by Jauleña, a solo performance by the director of the company that follows his choreographic style packed with contemporary expressive forms in conjunction with the most native twists and turns. Eterna Iberia dresses in dusty tones to offer the stylized dance choreographed by Antonio Najarro, in this version of Celtiberia (dance suite), by the Murcian composer Manuel Moreno-Buendía. And with De lo flamenco (Homage to Mario Maya), the stage receives the most heartfelt arm movements, tap dancing and rebuffs of the jondo to honour the memory of the great master and also to commemorate the centenary of the First Cante Jondo Flamenco Contest in Granada, to which part of the programm of this year’s Festival is dedicated.