Director’s Notes: Spain’s Son Returns

Martinez at work in the studio (photo by Jaier Cortes, courtesy CND)

As the Compañía Nacional de Danza moved nimbly between Alejandro Cerrudo’s sleek style and Mats Ek’s earthiness in Paris last winter, it was hard to believe that just five years ago, Spain’s national dance company was primarily a single-choreographer troupe under longtime director Nacho Duato. Since José Martínez, the only Spanish male étoile in theMore »

Another New Ballet Company in Spain

Classical ballet is finally taking off in Spain. Known for exporting some of the world’s top ballet dancers (such as Tamara Rojo, Lucia Lacarra and Angel Corella), it has been almost two decades since the country had a major classical company. Now, just months after Corella launched his company in Madrid, the Spanish government announcedMore »