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  • Foto/Picture: Jesús Vallinas. Bailarines/Dancers: Kayoko Everhart & Isaac Montllor
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  • Don Quijote Salto Torero Rodrigalvarez
  • Artifact Suite. William Forsythe - Foto/Picture: Jesús Vallinas
  • Carmen. Johan Inger - Foto/Picture: Jesús Vallinas. Bailarines/Dancers: Kayoko Everhart & Isaac Montllor
  • Por Vos Muero. Nacho Duato - Foto/Picture: Alba Muriel.
  • Don Quijote.José Carlos Martínez - Foto/Picture: Rodrigálvarez

Tours 16/17

ARTISTIC DIRECTION JOSÉ CARLOS MARTÍNEZ

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José Carlos Martínez Biography

  • ARTISTIC DIRECTOR OF THE COMPAÑÍA NACIONAL DE DANZA (SPAIN)

  • COMMANDEUR DE L'ORDRE DES ARTS ET DES LETTRES (FRANCE)
  • NATIONAL DANCE PRIZE 1999 (SPAIN)
  • José Carlos Martínez. Portrait: Dcropie
  • José Carlos Martínez began his ballet studies in Cartagena, under Pilar Molina, continuing in 1984 at the Centre de Danse International Rosella Hightower in Cannes. In 1987, he won the Lausanne Prize and joined the Paris Opera Ballet School. In 1988, he was personally selected by Rudolf Nureyev to join the Ballet Company of the Paris Opera as a corps de ballet dancer. In 1992, he was promoted to Principal Dancer and won the Gold Medal in the International Competition of Varna. On 27th May 1997, he was appointed “Etoile” of Paris Opera Ballet, the highest category a dancer can rise to.

During his career José Carlos Martínez was awarded numerous prizes, including: the Prix de l ‘AROP; the Prix Carpeaux; the Premio Danza & Danza; the Prix Léonide Massine-Positano; the Spanish National Dance Prize; the Gold Medal of the City of Cartagena; the Prize Elegance et Talent France/Chine; Scenic Arts Prize for the best dancer (Valencia); Benois de la Danse for his choreography Les Enfants du Paradis and the Prize Dansa València. He is Commandeur de l'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres (France).

José Carlos Martínez's repertoire as a dancer is characterized by his famous choreographies of classical and neo-classical ballet. Apart from that he has worked with most of the important choreographers of the 20th Century such as Maurice Bejart, Pina Bausch, Mats Ek, William Forsythe, some of whom created pieces specially for him. On invitation, he has also featured as guest performer with many of the world's most prestigious ballet companies.

As a choreographer José Carlos Martínez is behind many creations. For students of the Paris Opera Ballet School he created Mi Favorita (2002), Delibes-Suite (2003) and Scaramouche (2005). For the Paris Opera Ballet itself he created Paréntesis 1 (2005), Soli-Ter (2006), El Olor de la Ausencia (2007), Les Enfants du Paradis (2008) and Scarlatti pas de deux (2009). For the Shanghai Ballet he created Marco Polo and the Last Mission (2010). For Compañía Nacional de Danza de España he has created Sonatas (2012), Raymonda Variations, Don Quixote Suite (2015) and La Favorita (2017). He also created Resonance (2014) for the Boston Ballet.

José Carlos Martínez is also behind the CND's first full-length classical ballet for 20 years: his own version of Don Quixote, which was premiered at Teatro de la Zarzuela Madrid, on December 16th 2015 and has been ever since touring through Spain and abroad with a huge success and unanimous praise from reviewers. In 2018 he premiered his version of The Nutcraker. 

José Carlos Martínez has been the Artistic Director of Spain's Compañía Nacional de Danza since September 2011 to 2019

Loewe. Apertura '14

EDUCATIONAL PROJECT

Eventos CND. Apertura'14 - Loewe. Bailarines: Elisabet Biosca y Lucio Vidal
Eventos CND. Apertura'14 - Loewe
Eventos CND. Apertura'14 - Loewe. Bailarines: Elisabet Biosca y Lucio Vidal

 
The past 12th of September, 2014, the CND opened Apertura (organized by ARTE_MADRID) in the Loewe Gallery. The dancers merged into the invited audience that, from the inside as well as from the outside, could enjoy the dedication and professionalism of the artists. 
 
This improvisation, created through the dancers’ interaction with the public and the magical space of Loewe, was developed from the choreography For Now In Liquid Days, in the Company’s repertoire and built on a studied music collage.
The original idea of this piece comes, precisely, from some of the dancers who performed it: Mar Aguiló, Aída Badía, Elisabet Biosca, Antonio de Rosa, Emilia Gisladöttir, Agnès López, Allie Papazian, Mattia Russo, Daan Vervoort and Lucio Vidal.
 
 Album CND Flickr Loewe Apertura' 14

Conference with José Carlos Martínez & Víctor Ullate

CND EVENTS

Conference with José Carlos Martínez & Víctor Ullate from CND
Due to the company’s 35th anniversary, its current Artistic Director and the first one, maintained an inspiring and enlightening talk in the Red Room of the Teatros del Canal, Madrid, where all of our 35th anniversary performances took place. The audience had the opportunity to get to know the assessment of the company’s 35 years of artistic service to the Spanish society made by these two dance leading figures, as well as its expectations for the future.

Tours Archive 17/18

  • Don Quixote Suite by José Carlos Martínez. Dancers with fansPLAZA MAYOR/400 ANIVERSARY

  • Stage scene. Dancers: Kayoko Everhart and Daan VervoortTEATRO ODYSSUD

    • From 28 September  to 1 October, 2017
    • CARMEN. Johan Inger
    • Program Carmen 1. Blagnac (France)
      Program Carmen 2. Teatro Odyssud in Blagnac (France)
  • EL MUSEO BAILA. EL ARTE DE LA DANZA EN EL MUSEO THYSSEN EN SU 25 ANIVERSARIO


    Tarjeta de presentación del Evento

    (Next translation) La Compañí­a Nacional de Danza desembarcó en el Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza para celebrar su 25 aniversario. El pasado 07 de octubre del 2017, los bailarines interactuaron alrededor de las increí­bles obras de arte que cuelgan de los muros de este bello museo. La jornada se llevó a puertas abiertas durante todo el dí­a. Los bailarines de la Compañía Nacional de Danza llevaron a cabo una serie de instalaciones e interacciones con las obras y los diferentes espacios del Museo.

      • Evento gratuito

  • Nyemeyer Center and CND Dancers

    CENTRO NIEMEYER

    • 14 October, 2017
    • HOMAGE TO MARIUS PETIPA 
    • IN THE NIGHT. Jerome Robbins
    • CASCANUECES – Pas de Deux  second act. José Carlos Martínez (World Premiere)
    • EL LAGO DE LOS CISNES – Pas de Deux  second act. Lev Ivanov
    • LA FAVORITA. José Carlos Martínez. 
    • Pause 
    • DON QUIXOTE SUITE. José Carlos Martínez. 
    • Program Homage to Marius Petipa at the Niemeyer Center of Avilés (Asturias-Spain)
  • Carmen. Johan Inger. Seduction scene between mirrors. Dancers: Kayoko Everhart and Isaac Montllor

    TEATRO LA COURSIVE

    • 18 to 20 October, 2017
    • CARMEN. Johan Inger
    • Program Carmen of the Teatre La Cursive of La Rochelle (France) 
  • Carmen. Johan Inger. Scene between reflexions. Dancers: Kayoko Everhart y Dan Vervoort

    DAEJEON CENTER & ARTS CENTER

    • 4 & 5 November, 2017
      CARMEN. Johan Inger
      Carmen Program in Daejeon (South Korea) on Issuu 
  • Carmen. Johan Inger. Scene between reflexions. Dancers: Kayoko Everhart y Dan Vervoort

    LG ARTS CENTER 

    • 9 to 12 November, 2017. Four performances
    • CARMEN. Johan Inger
    • Carmen Program in Seoul (South Korea) on Issuu
  • Carmen. Johan Inger. Scene between reflexions. Dancers: Kayoko Everhart y Dan Vervoort

    GYEONGNAM CULTURE & ARTS CENTER 

    • 1 November, 2017
    • CARMEN. Johan Inger
      Carmen Program in Jinju-si (South Korea) on Issuu
  • Don Quixote by José Carlos Martínez. Dancers as a Gipsy GroupTHEATRE MIRA

  • Don Quijote de José Carlos Martínez. Bailarina: Haruhi Otani

    AUDITORIO VÍCTOR VILLEGAS

    • 30 December, 2017 
    • Matinée function - 12:30h
    • Meeting with José Carlos Martínez - 12h
    • Function - 20h
    • DON QUIXOTE. José Carlos Martínez
    • Program Don Quijote by José Carlos Martínez inMurca Spain)
  • Don Quixote by José Carlos Martínez.  Dancer: Yanier Gómez

    TEATRO DE LA MAESTRANZA

    • 1-14 January, 2018
    • DON QUIXOTE. José Carlos Martínez
    • Royal Symphonic Orchestra of Sevilla directed by Manuel Coves
    • Program Don Quixote by José Carlos Martínez in Sevilla
  • Don Quixote by José Carlos Martínez.  Dancer: Yanier Gómez

    AUDITORIO MAR DE VIGO

    • DON QUIXOTE. José Carlos Martínez
    • 20 January, 2018 - 20.30 h 
    • CND Program in Vigo (Spain) 
  • CND a la Carta 2. World Premiere

  • Carmen. Johan Inger. Scene between mirrors. Dancers: Kayoko Everhart and Daan Vervoort

      • DAVIS

      • MONDAVI CENTER, JACKSON HALL 
      • 3 March, 2018 - 20h 
      • 4 March, 2018 - 14h 
      • CARMEN. Johan Inger 
      • External link to Issuu

      • SANTA BÁRBARA

      • GRANADA THEATER 
      • 6 March, 2018 - 20 h 
      • 7 March, 2018 - 20 h 
      • CARMEN. Johan Inger 
      • External link to Issuu

    • HOUSTON

    • JONES HALL
    • 10 March, 2018 - 19:30 h 
    • CARMEN. Johan Inger 
    • External link to Issuu
  • Don Quijote de José Carlos Martínez. Dancer: Haruhi OtaniEMIRATES PALACE AUDITORIUM

    • 29-30  March, 2018 (20h)
      DON QUIXOTE. José Carlos Martínez
    • CND Program Don QuiXote in Abu Dhabi
  • The Show Must Go On. Jerome Bel. Women group

    TEATROS DEL CANAL

  • The Vertiginous Thrill of Exactitude. William Forsythe

    THÉÂTRE NATIONAL DE BRETAGNE 

  • Por Vos Muero by Nacho Duato. Dancer with incensory

    TEATRO DE LA ZARZUELA

  • Carmen. Johan Inger. Bailarines: Kayoko Everhart and Isaac Montllor

    GÖTEBORGS OPERAN

    • 14-16 June, 2018
    • CARMEN. Johan Inger (with Emilia Gisladöttir)
    • CND Program Opera Gothemburg (Sweden)
    • CND Dossier Opera Gothemburg (Sweden)
  • Gods and Dogs. Jirí Kylián. Picture: Alba Muriel

    TEATRO CUYÁS

  • Dancer in stage with his shadow

  •  Stage photo. Dancers: Kayoko Everhart and Daan Vervoort

    • FESTIVAL INTERNACIONAL DE MÚSICA Y DANZA DE GRANADA 2018
    • Jardines del Generalife

    • 5 July, 2018
    • CARMEN. Johan Inger - 22.30h
    • CND Program of the Festival Internacional de Música y Danza of Granada 18
    • Download the pdf, dossier of the CND en the Festival Internacional de Música y Danza of Granada 18

THE COMPANY SECTIONS

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Tickets

    • Carmen. Johan Inger

    • A CORUÑA (SPAIN)

    • PALACIO DE LA ÓPERA
    • 22 & 23 November, 2019
    • Buy your tickets to see the CND in the Palacio de la Ópera
    • Don Quixote by José Carlos Martínez

    • MADRID (SPAIN)

    • TEATRO DE LA ZARZUELA
    • 10 to 22 December, 2019
    • External link to buy your tickets to see Carmen by the CND
    • The Nutcracker. José Carlos Martínez

    • SEVILLA (SPAIN)

    • TEATRO DE LA MAESTRANZA
    • 9 to 12 January, 2020 - 20h
    • External link to buy your tickets to see the CND
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    • MADRID (SPAIN)

    • AUDITORIO NACIONAL DE MÚSICA
    • 8 March, 2020
    • External link to buy your tickets to see the CND in Madrid
    • Carmen Johan Inger. Picture: Jong-Duk Woo

    • VALENCIA (SPAIN)

    • PALAU DE LES ARTS
    • 26 to 29 March, 2020
    • External link to buy your tickets to see the CND in the Palau de les Arts
    • Carmen by Johan Inger

    • PERPIGNAN (FRANCE)

    • THÉÂTRE DE L'ARCHIPEL
    • 6 & 7 May, 2020
    • External link to buy your tickets to see the CND in Théâtre de l'Archipel
      • Por Vos Muero. Nacho Duato

      • LUDWIGSBURG (GERMANY)

      • FORUM AM SCHLOSSPARK LUDWIGSBURG
      • 17 & 18 July, 2020

Auditions

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