Compañía Naciona de Danza. En Punta´s. Madrid (inglés)

La Zarzuela Theatre 14 June 2013. In September 2011 José Carlos Martinez took the direction of the national company of dance of Spain (CND). In the new stage of the CND, who was the Star dancer of Paris Opera Ballet wanted to return one of the most characteristic elements of dance, point shoes. So has been presented the new project of the company, under the title CND in Poin shoes «CND en Puntas» which premiered June 14 at the Zarzuela Theatre Madrid and to which we had the pleasure of going, and will continue until the 23rd of this month.

With choreography by George Balanchine and the live accompaniment of the  Community of Madrid Orchestra (ORCAM) conducted by Marzio Conti, with music by George Gershwin, the program was opened with Who Cares? a piece inspired and set in New York City that evokes in the purest Broadway and that was released in 1970.
Three Ben Stevenson’s Preludes was the next choreography that we enjoyed, carried out on a selection of the preludes of Sergei Rachmaninof performed live by the pianist Carlos Faxas, one-piece awarded on many occasions and played by the best companies in the world. The dancers invited for this occasion and that they will act in the functions of the 14, 15, 16 and 18, were Lucía Lacarra and Marlon Dino, two of the best dancers in the world and currently are prima ballerina and Principal Dancer of the Munich Opera, respectively, were in charge of putting on stage this ballet, with a subtlety and knowledge they captivate the Viewer with their physical appearance, with their interpretation and their elegance they represent the essence of what is a classical dancer.

CND continued the program with William Forsythe’s Herman Schmerman, one of the most important choreographers in the world, one piece the same Forsythe described as «very funny». His work is widely recognized for the reorientation of the classical repertoire to a form of dynamic art of the 21st century. Very well performed by the members of the company, it’s a ballet of a great modernity with a base of electronic music for scene made up by the Dutch Thom Willems.

The step for two of «La Dama de las Camelias» interpreted with an enormous complicity by Lacarra and Dino was responsible for starting the second Act, a ballet premiered in 1978 with choreography by John Neumeirer and with Frédéric Chopin music, the work is based on the novel by Alexandre Dumas son, love, death, and social conventions are at the bottom of this masterpiece, which was later the basis of Verdi’s opera, La Traviata.

The profram was closed with a choreography by the director of the CND, Sonatas, with original music by Antonio Soler and Domenico Scarlatti, performed by the Orchestra of the community of Madrid ORCAM whose interpretation received many applause. As the own José Carlos Martínez points is based on the academic vocabulary and the relationship between music and the dancer. A piece in which the dancers gave him a great character, strength and dynamism.

José Carlos Martínez boasts that discipline that goes together with a dancer and is giving form to his project of creating a company in which you can see classic and contemporary choreography and will thus giving shape to the repertoire that every company should have. With this return to the tips we recover as well in our national scene one of the key components of the dance.

Elenco.14 June 2013.
Who Cares?, concert verdiob: Seh Yun Kim, Noëllie Conjeaud, Natalia Muñoz, Antonhy Pina.
Three Preludes: Lucia Lacarra, Marlon Dino, Piano: Carlos Faxas.
Herman Schmerman’s step for five: Nandita Shankardass, Nöellie Conjeaud, Inês Pereira, Aleix Mañé, Anthony Pina. Step for two: Rebecca Connor, Doron Perk.
La Dama de las Camelias: step for two: lucia Lacarra and Marlon Dino, SonatasSeh Yun Kim, Moisés Martín Cintas: Yae Gee Park, Antonio De Rosa, Rebecca Connor, Nöellie Conjeaud, Eugenia Brezzi, Natalia Muñoz, María Andrés, Nandita Shankardass, Lucie Barthélémy, Aída Badía, Jessica Lyall, Jacopo Giarda, Rodrigo Sanz, Iván Sánchez, Erez Ilan, Toby William Mallitt.

Laura del moral.

Traducción al inglés: María Garcia-Rosado