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My first ballet class?
16 Sep 2010

A long time ago! And it wasn’t really a dance class. I lived with my family in Cartagena, Spain. My little sister was taking dance lessons. One day in December 1979, there was a costume party and my mother asked me to attend with my little sister. I was nine years old. When the professor saw me, she said “Stay with us if you want to.” It was a sort [...]

16 Sep 2010

Mats Ek’s Giselle differs in various ways from all other ballets that I have danced.
It’s in his Giselle that I was first able to show my real personality on stage and where I didn’t need to act. Mats Ek doesn’t want his dancers to play a character, he seeks authentic and personal reactions.
He brings together the performers, aiming to achieve the rapport he’s looking for between the characters. In the [...]

16 Jun 2010

Through courses and workshops and with your advice, of course. And sometimes through screams! Through the will to fight relentlessly against the vagaries of time passing, against the aging that strikes dancers’ mistreated bodies all too fast, against passing fads for certain physiques, against the aptitudes of those who are supposedly against dance. You instill your credo in us: willpower. But that’s not all.
The intelligence of the movement exuded your [...]