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Zaguán & Alento by Ballet Nacional de España (Spanish National Ballet)

  • Spanish National Ballet Auditorium, Sha Tin Town Hall (map)

With Zaguán Alento, Ballet Nacional de España (BNE) is challenged by a personal proposition from the company director, Antonio Najarro, which aims to showcase the company’s new aesthetic and stylistic approach following the outstanding success of the recovery of folkloric tradition and the different Spanish dance styles.


Zaguánseeks to portray a transitional space with an array of perspectives, it is a flamenco ballet in which several young artists of the current scene, Mercedes Ruiz, La Lupi and Marco Flores, will showcase their personal vocabulary, approach and style.  The arts group will also bring us Soleá del Mantón, an emblematic work of Blanca del Rey, one of the greatest female choreographers of Spanish flamenco. The score of Zaguán has been composed by flamenco guitarist Jesús Torres with arrangement by David Picazo. Nicolás Fischtel is responsible for lighting and the designer Yaiza Pinillos has created a complete wardrobe of costumes with a rich range of fabrics.

Alento is a living reflection of Najarro's style as a creator, as well as of his personal vision of classic Spanish dance.  It is a reminder of his choreographic trajectory, inspired by the scores of composer, guitarist and fellow traveller Fernando Egozcuewho has created music full of rhythm and sensitivity. His music was performed by the Community of Madrid Orchestra and Egozcue himself.  The costumes for Alento are the exquisite designs of Teresa Helbig (ACME), with lighting by Nicolás Fischel.


Ticket Price: $460, 380, 300, 220, 160