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Giselle, the story

The story of Giselle is born with the aim of telling young boys, girls and adullts the. pure love story of our protagonist. Written by Inés Martín. Illustrated by Raquel Apariccio. Edited by Tres Hermanas. Written by Inés Martín. Illustrated by Raquel Apariccio. Edited by Tres Hermanas.

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We present a new audiovisual project, created with the goal of connecting dance with society. A meeting point between choreographers, dancers, musicians, dramatists, costume designers, graphic artists, among others.


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Giselle, storyteller

. Through the storytelling of Giselle, we seek to stimulate the imagination, sensitivity an memory of boys and girls, making them participants of the story, its traditions, musical and dance knowledge.


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World Environment Day 2021

Cultivate, replant, clean... Is our last chance. Stop the catastrophe, prevent, protect, repair. It is time. It is your moment.

Meet our dancers: Alessandro Audisio

Alessandro Audisio, a Roman dancer, is a veritable globetrotter. He has travelled half the world, including countries like England, Italy, France, Rumania, Hungary, USA and, now, Spain. He has has danced such iconic pieces as Romeo and Juliet, Alice in Wonderland, The Nutcracker, The Sleeping Beauty, Pinocchio and Don Quijote (and different versions of that last one). But, after passing through different schools and companies, he citsEn Sol (Jérôme Robbins) and Night Creatures(Alvin Ailey) as his favourite contemporary pieces.
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We launch the Mentoring Project

This week we launched theMentoring Project, in which two main dancers from the Company have shared their day-to-day life and their professional experience with two students from the RCPD Mariemma (Mariemma Royal Proffesional Dance School) who are in their final years of training. We wanted to interview them so they could tell us how the experience was like. Lucas López, a 5th grade professional dance student, has had the opportunity to learn from Alessandro Riga, the leading figure of the Company. Julia Ibáñez, a classical ballet student in the 6th grade of professional dance training, has had the opportunity to learn with Cristina Casa, principal dancer of the Company.

Johan Inger begins the rehearsals for Carmen

Johan Inger visits our headquarters to begin the rehearsals for Carmen. An original creation for the Compañía Nacional de Danza (Spain) that premiered in 2015 and which is back to the stages in Úbeda and Seville. We made the most of his visit to get to know more about the creation of this ballet, the challenges he faced when remaking a classic, and how both the costume and set design complete a piece that was a turning point in the interpretation of a constantly changing myth.

Meet our dancers: Pauline Perraut

Pauline Perraut, one of our corps de ballet dancers at the CND, began her studies in a private school where she trained under some of the best teachers from the Paris Opéra. Her love of travelling led her to train at different courses in cities throughout Europe. At 18, she joined the Ballet de l'Opéra de Bordeaux and, later, she started touring the most renowned theatres of Italy. She has been a part of the Compañía Nacional de Danza since 2016 where, in each piece, she reveals her versatility and her inherently natural dancing style.
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Meet our dancers: Natalia Butragueño

Natalia Butragueño’s positive energy has been a contagious influence for all ever since she joined the CND as a corps de ballet dancer in September. She started out in the world of dance at the Escuela de África Guzmán, later moving to England to continue her training at the Tring Park School for the Performing Arts. In 2014, she took an opportunity that arose for her to dance in a number of productions with the English National Ballet. Subsequently, she joined the Ballet de l'Opéra de Bordeaux where she shared the stage with eminent professionals who helped her grow as a dancer. In 2020, she joined the Compañía Nacional de Danza under the direction of Joaquín De Luz and where she displays her natural interpretational skills every day.
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Dancing around the world with María Muñoz

María Muñoz was born in the village of Cabezo de Torres, in Murcia province. Her love for the arts and for dance began at a very tender age. She began her training at Murcia’s Professional Conservatory and later joined the Victor Ullate dance school, where she trained for five years. She has danced such iconic pieces as Don Quijote, Swan Lake and a number of choreographies by Forsythe, such asArtifact and In The Middle. After spending time in England and Germany she joined the CND in 2014 as part of the corps de ballet.

Art and In Paradisum

In Paradisum, Antonio Ruz’s latest creation for the Compañía Nacional de Danza (Spain) is inspired by the Spanish painter El Greco’s colour palette for the costume design, lighting design and also on the dancer’s movements and figures. The composition’s verticality and height, along with the dark and ocre colour tones with strokes of red, white, blue and green are reflected in the choreography. Moreover, the piece also recalls other painters, mainly being from the Renaissance and Baroque period. We can appreciate Caravaggio’s characteristic chiaroscuro technique; the dynamic lines of the body’s posture, often resembling the descent of the cross in Raffaelo’s and Caracciolo’s works; the perspective Christ of Saint John of the Cross by Dalí, or even Bouguereau’s Nymphs and Satyr mythological creatures’ fluid movements. Next, a series of examples of paintings beside In Paradisum’s photographies by Alba Muriel.  
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Meet our dancers: Elisabet Biosca

Barcelona-born Elisabet Biosca is a CND soloist dancer with an impressive track record performing key roles, such as Carmen, Lady Capuleto or Bathilde. She has danced numerous choreographic works, including pieces by Nacho Duato, Ohad Naharin, Jirí Kylián, William Forsythe and Alexander Ekman. She has also performed leading parts in short films combining dance and interpretation; most of them under the direction of María Salgado Gispert. She is currently studying for a higher degree in Choreography and Interpretation. She directed the piecesSN Serial Number (2014) with Antonio de Rosa, Home (2016) with Agnès López and Solitud (2017).
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Meet our dancers: Alessandro Riga

Alessandro Riga, lead principal dancer at the Compañía Nacional de Danza, has shared his passion for music with us since 2013. He has worked in different European companies, suchas as Germany’s Semperoper or the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, in Italia, his homeland. His talent has thrust him onto some of the most prestigious theatre stages of Italy, where he has danced a wide repertoire, from the most widely known classical pieces to the most relevant contemporary choreographers. In 2013, he joined the CND as principal dancer and later rose to lead principal. Since then, we have witnessed his versatility and capacity to thrill us on stage.
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