Bodas De Sangre, Suite Flamenca
Bodas De Sangre (Blood Wedding), choreographed by Antonio Gades in 1974, depicts the story written by Federico Garcia Lorca of a bride who, on her wedding night, runs away with her former lover, now a married man with a child of his own. The furious groom follows them, and a fight to the death ensues between the two men. This ballet without words is the essence of the work of Federico Garcia Lorca, a poet and playwright whose vision here melded with that of a profound and ancient Spain.
Suite Flamenca consists of seven pieces of traditional flamenco dance presented with Gades' own unique insight on the aesthetics of flamenco dance. Consisting of solos, duets and group dances, all sides of flamenco dancing can be seen. Gades' interpretation initially described as avant-garde is now considered as classic. With flawless solo performances by Stella Arauzo and Miguel Lara, and artists from the Compania Antonio Gades, this is a performance to enjoy.
Both performances were filmed at the Teatro Real, Madrid, to mark the 75th anniversary of Gades' birth.