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The Spanish National Ballet and the Nationwide Dance Corporation dance for peace in front of Picasso’s Guernica

The Nationwide Institute of Undertaking Arts and New music (INAEM), in collaboration with the Reina Sofía Nationwide Art Center Museum has organized an function to rejoice this April 29, Intercontinental Dance Day through a streaming for peace, which will unite the choreographies of the Nationwide Ballet of Spain (BNE) and the National Dance Company (CND) with the message towards the war just before Pablo Picasso’s ‘Guernica’ (1937).

As a result, area 206 of the Sabatini Setting up of the Museum opens to host a choreographic demonstrate of these features which, for the initial time, provides together the national dance corporations in a joint artistic proposal in entrance of this universal do the job. The broadcast of the system will just take place from 10:00 am this Friday and will continue being on the social networks of the collaborating institutions.

The software will open up with the complete premiere of the piece ‘Sombras’, choreographed particularly for this occasion by the assistant creative director of the BNE, Miguel Ángel Corbacho, primarily based on the composition ‘Racheo’, by Raúl Domínguez, as specified by its promoters.

It will be followed by the choreographies by Ricardo Amarante Worry and Loss, carried out by CND dancers on the songs ‘Ne me Quitte pas’, by Jacques Brel, and ‘Mon Dieu’, by Charles Dumont, both of those with musical arrangements by Nataliya Chepurenko . The plan closes with Sangre de toro, produced by the director of the Countrywide Ballet, Rubén Olmo, based mostly on Diego Losada’s ‘Bulería’ and the premiere piece, mounted for this commemoration, entitled ‘Guernica’, also with songs by this composer.

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Coinciding with the commemoration of the 85th anniversary of the assault, the Biscayan town of Guernica –bombed on April 26, 1937–, this initiative promises a information of harmony and solidarity via the common language of dance.

In the phrases of the Minister of Tradition and Sports, Miquel Iceta, “for the 1st time” he joins the two countrywide dance firms “in entrance of a common image of peace, this kind of as Guernica, so that the talent and determination of our dancers and the exceptional expression of dance in its distinctive designs comfort and ease us with its message of brotherhood, attractiveness and hope”.

The director of the BNE, a single of the promoters of this initiative, stresses that “we preferred to specific as a result of dance the suffering prompted by wars and our rejection of activities like this occurring again”. For his portion, Joaquín De Luz, head of the CND, highlights that “dance is a common language that connects us as human beings”. “It results in the reverse of war, which is destruction and separation,” he adds.

The dancers who will accomplish this program for peace will be Inmaculada Salomón, Miriam Mendoza, Débora Martínez, Aitana Rousseau, Cristian García, Álvaro Gordillo, Matías López, Adrián Maqueda, Álvaro Marbán, Alfredo Mérida, Áxel Galán and Manuel del Río, from the Countrywide Ballet from Spain and Alessandro Riga, Cristina Casa, Anthony Pina, Giada Rossi, Ion Agirretxe and Pauline Perraut, from the National Dance Corporation.

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