The truth is that many times you want to give up, especially now because of the situation that the country is going through and asking for help sometimes makes you feel bad when they are cutting back on education and medicine, but I think dance is one of the most important arts and it is part of the education of a country. Besides, dancers also have to eat and pay for our apartments and so far there was no company where we could apply for a job.
We close the First edition of the cycle Dance and Diaspora. Spanish creators around the world with ballet prodigy and current artistic director of the Philadelphia Ballet, Ángel Corrella, in conversation with María Pagés.
Ángel Corella is considered one of the best dancers of his generation. His talent, passion and technique have brought him worldwide recognition and have positioned him as one of the leading names in dance. He is currently artistic director of the Philadelphia Ballet.
He joined the American Ballet Theatre in 1995 and has been its principal dancer. Over the course of 17 years with this ballet, he excelled in a wide range of repertoire, performing such iconic roles as Prince Siegfried in Swan Lake, Romeo in Romeo and Juliet, and the Nutcracker Prince in The Nutcracker.
He has also been a guest artist with the Royal Ballet of London, the Kirov Ballet of Russia and the New York City Ballet.
Ángel Corella has received numerous awards: 1st prize in the Spanish National Ballet Competition (1991), Benois de la Danse Award (2000), National Dance Award (2003).
He has danced for Queen Elizabeth II, Queen Sofia of Spain and for Presidents Bill Clinton, George W. Bush and Barack Obama.
09 Dec, 2021. 21h00
CCMP and Instituto Cervantes
@ Zoom and YouTube
María Pagés (Choreographer & President of the CCMP)
Ángel Corella (Dancer & Artistic Director at the Philadelphia Ballet)
Direct link to Zoom*
Live streaming via YouTube channels of the CCMP and the Instituto Cervantes of New York
*Zoom gives the option for translation and direct access for the Q&A session.
Organised in collaboration with the Instituto Cervantes
DANCE & DIASPORA. Spanish creators around the world
Online – CCMP and Instituto Cervantes ↳ Zoom and Youtube CCMP