The company Antonio Marquez presents at the Tivoli Theater in Barcelona, from May 4 to 9, six unique performances of MEDEA ballet, one of the reference works of dance of the 20th century, a top creation by the choreographer José Granero, known as “el Maestro”. The program is completed with the version of Ravel’s Bolero, with which Antonio Márquez established himself at the Royal Albert Hall in London, and two premieres by the Company.
Medea, one of the culminating moments of the flamenco theater ballet, returns to the stage 35 years after its premiere. Released in 1984, it has traveled all over the world and is considered one of the top pieces of 20th century Spanish dance. Acclaimed nationally and internationally, the same year of its premiere it was awarded the New York Critics Award for best ballet of the season, after its presentation at the Metropolitan Opera House.
Antonio Marquez brings a cast of 23 dancers to Tivoli. The assembly incorporates a new orchestral recording whose editing and remastering has been supervised by Manolo Sanlúcar, as well as a new set and costumes.
The program is completed with two premieres by the company: SYMPHONIE ESPAGNOLE (4th mov) with music by Édouard Lalo and choreography by José Granero; MACADANZA, about Danza Macabra by Camille Saint-Saëns and choreography by Javier Palacios, and BOLERO, one of the company’s most successful choreographies, with music by Maurice Ravel and choreography by Antonio Márquez y Currillo, premiered in 2005, and which is He has performed on stages around the world until culminating in the consecration that represented the resounding public and critical success of 2013 at the Royal Albert Hall in London.