30 May 2022
The Corsair arrives in Spain thanks to the Slovenia Ballet

This summer the Spanish public will have the opportunity to see “The Corsair” by José Carlos Martínez, in Granada and Murcia, thanks to the tour that the Slovenian Ballet will carry out in Spain.

From the Ljubljana Opera, one of the most solid European companies, the Slovenian National Ballet, directed by veteran Italian choreographer Renato Zanella, arrives in Granada on July 2. Interested in Spanish creation, the century-old ballet company presents one of its latest productions on the classic “The Corsair”, in a version by José Carlos Martínez, former director of the Compañía Nacional de Danza. Never seen before at the Teatro del Generalife, “The Corsair”–a story of love, fairies and pirates– is one of the few complete Petipa ballets that have survived and one of the least performed, perhaps because of its intricate plot full of subplots. The ‘traditional’ version by José Carlos Martínez focuses on the love between Conrad and Medora. It cleans up, streamlines, and strips down the ballet, but it doesn’t eliminate the most famous and exciting scenes like the Pas de deux made popular by the great dancers Margot Fonteyn and Rudolf Nureyev.


The tour will take them a few days later to perform at the Víctor Villegas Auditorium in Murcia, where they will dance on July 6 and 7.


El Corsario llega a Murcia

The Corsair in Spain

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