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Alicia Alonso Foundation Ballet

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Ballet Alicia Alonso Dance Foundation.

Stage practice unit aimed at professionals pursuing higher degree, postgraduate and doctoral studies at the “Alicia Alonso” University Institute of Dance. 
FOUNDED IN 1997 BY THE PRIMMA BALLERINA ASSOLUTA ALICIA ALONSO

The Company claims heritage spaces taking as its setting emblematic squares and buildings of the National Heritage. 

Heir to the traditions of the Cuban ballet school, composes its repertoire with works of the most diverse dance styles and techniques, coexisting the classical romantic tradition with contemporary works.

The quality of their productions and the choreographic and interpretive level are heirs of the cuban ballet school. Their staging stands out for a solid design of the space and great beauty in the changing rooms. Supported by the best lighting, costume and set designers, the Ballet also includes audiovisual elements and a high technical-artistic level in each of its performances.

Our history

The Alicia Alonso Dance Foundation Ballet was founded in 1997 under the General Directorate of Alicia Alonso with the co-direction of Alberto García Castaño, who together with outstanding Maîtres of the National Ballet of Cuba and the support of other national and international figures have managed to achieve forward this young Company.

Prestigious personalities from world dance have contributed to the consolidation of the project. Figures like Tamara Rojo; Prince of Asturias Award for the Arts, have contributed their talent and knowledge to this project, supporting young people either as a performer or as a guest Maître.  

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Since its creation the Company has had the presence and support of guest stars from the Royal Ballet of London, English National Ballet, National Ballet of the Marseille Opera Theatre, Vienna Opera Theater Ballet, National Ballet of the Theater of Budapest Opera, American Ballet Theatre, Nederland Dance Theatre, Alberta Ballet of Canada and the National Ballet of Cuba among other prestigious groups.

Alberto Garcia CastanoChief Executive Officer

Dedication and effort

How was the Alicia Alonso Foundation Ballet created?
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Because a dancer is not made in a hall, because one works to meet the public, which is actually the final objective of what you do. 

Loipa Araujo
International Maître. Deputy Director of English National Ballet

Education

Research-creation

The Alicia Alonso Ballet Foundation is also a center for creators open to training and research on the complex world of ballet and dance.

Experience

professional environment

The Alicia Alonso Foundation Ballet frequently invites different choreographers from around the world to create new classical and modern stage productions.

Professionalism

Training

Teachers, choreographers and repeaters, with extensive professional experience, who make this company a benchmark in the current dance panorama.

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Regulation

The Alicia Alonso Foundation Ballet is a center for artistic creation and choreographic production of the Alicia Alonso University Dance Institute, an autonomous body of the Alicia Alonso Foundation, whose mission is to promote and disseminate the art of dance and its repertoire in a broad sense, through a stable company, open to all styles, choreographic languages ​​and movement arts in general, both Spanish and international creation, facilitating the approach of new audiences and promoting its national and international projection in a framework of full artistic autonomy and creation.

stage performances

The Madrid Chamber Ballet performs more than twenty stage performances annually, thanks to its links with the Spanish Theater Network and other reference centers.

Repertoire

The company has a wide repertoire that covers classical, contemporary and Spanish dance, with works from the Romantic – Classical tradition, to more contemporary pieces.

You can consult all our premieres at the INAEM Music and Dance Documentation Center  

News from the Alicia Alonso Foundation Ballet

upcoming presentations

  • Charity Gala in favor of the Association of Cochlear Implants at the EDP Gran Vía Theater on July 29 at 15:00 p.m. A multidisciplinary show, with classical, neoclassical, contemporary dance pieces and acrobatic and circus dances.

    The Spell of Dance
  • This show, premiered at the Salamanca Exhibition and Congress Palace, lands in Madrid at the EDO Gea Vía Theater on July 3 at 20:30 p.m. A Spanish dance show that captivates with the contemporary language of its staging.

    Remnants of my life / Karmenes

latest releases

Karmenes

Absolute premiere: March 23, 2022 Palace of Congresses and Exhibitions of Castilla y León. Salamanca (it premiered in 2019 but improvement changes were made and it premiered in 2022)
Cast: Alicia Alonso Foundation Ballet 
Original idea and choreography: José Manuel Buzón
Percussion advice and creation: Roberto Vozmediano
Music: Gerardo Nuñez, Niña Pastori, Enrique Heredia,
Wolf Hoffmann and Estrella Morente and Michael Nyman
Illumination design: Javier Otero
Audiovisual montage: Enrique P. Velasco
Costume: José López Monteiro, IUDAA, Paz Volpini and José Manuel Buzón

remnants of my life

Absolute premiere: January 23, 2023 Palace of Congresses and Exhibitions of Castilla y León. Salamanca
Special costume collaboration: Happy Field 
Cast: Alicia Alonso Foundation Ballet 
Choreography: Mercedes Burgos and José ManuelBuzón
Music: Gerardo Núñez, Wardruna and Tomás San Miguel
Illumination design: Enrique P. Velasco
 

49 + 1

Absolute premiere: May 12, 2018, Tomás y Valiente Theater, Fuenlabrada (Madrid)
Choreography: Gloria García Arambarry
Music: various composers
Scenography: Marina Gómez Marín, Cristina Garre Sánchez
Figures: Gloria Garcia
Lighting: Javier Otero
Cast: Madrid Chamber Ballet
Specialty: Contemporary Dance

Something everyday

Absolute premiere: May 12, 2018, Teatro Tomás y Valiente, Fuenlabrada (Madrid)
Choreography: José Manuel Buzón
Scenography: Fabio Martínez
Figurines: José Manuel Buzón
Lighting: Javier Otero
Dramaturgy: Liuba Cid
Cast: Madrid Chamber Ballet
Specialty: Spanish dance

Beat me Daddy

Absolute premiere: June 30, 2018, Tomás y Valiente Theater, Fuenlabrada (Madrid)
Choreography: Enrique P. Velasco, on the original by Bob Fosse
Music: Don Ray
Figures: Enrique P. Velasco
Lighting: Enrique P. Velasco
Cast: Esteban Verona, Manuel Sanz
Specialty: Musical Theater

Swan Lake (Act II pas de deux)

 
Madrid Chamber Ballet
Premiere by the company: June 25, 2018, Teatro Real Carlos III, Aranjuez (Madrid)

Goyescas Intermediate

Absolute premiere: June 25, 2018, Teatro Real Carlos III, Aranjuez (Madrid)
Choreography: José Manuel Buzón
Music: Enrique Granados
Figures: donated by Paz Volpini
Lighting: Javier Otero
Cast: Verónica Luque, Amor Cánovas Corbalán, Cristina del Fresno García
Specialty: Spanish dance

Jaleo de Jerez

Production of: Alicia Alonso University Dance Institute (IUDAA). King Juan Carlos University
Absolute premiere: November 8, 2018, Tomás y Valiente Theater, Fuenlabrada (Madrid)
Premiere in Spain: Tomás y Valiente Theater, Fuenlabrada (Madrid)
Choreography: José Manuel Buzón
Music: Johann Skoczdopole
Figures: donated by Paz Volpini
Lighting: Javier Otero
Cast: Amor Cánovas Corbalán, Verónica Luque, Saray Muñoz, Cristina del Fresno García, Daniel Escolar Fuente, María Quilis, Talía Rodríguez, Gema Fernández, Rocío Pérez Espadas
Specialty: Spanish dance

Napoli

Napoli or the fisherman and his girlfriend (Divertimento)
Madrid Chamber Ballet
Artistic direction of the Company: Oscar Torrado
Artistic Direction of the Show: Ioshinobu Navarro
Production of: Alicia Alonso University Dance Institute (IUDAA). King Juan Carlos University & Ioshinobu Navarro 
Premiered by the Royal Danish Ballet, March 29, 1842, Royal Theater, Copenhagen (Denmark)
Company premiere: May 13, 2017, Tomás y Valiente Theater, Fuenlabrada (Madrid)
Choreography: August Bournonville, Ioshinobu Navarro (revival)
Music: Edvard Helsted, Holger Simon Paulli

The Sylph

Duration: 80'
Production of: Alicia Alonso University Dance Institute (IUDAA). King Juan Carlos University / Ioshinobu Navarro 
Premiered by the Royal Danish Ballet, November 28, 1836, Royal Theater of Copenhagen (Denmark)
Company premiere: May 14, 2016, Tomás y Valiente Theater, Fuenlabrada (Madrid)
Repertorist: Ioshinobu Navarro, based on the original by August Bournonville
Music: Herman Lovenskjold

Watercolor art

Madrid Chamber Ballet
Artistic direction: Maria Cristina Alvarez
Duration: 6'
Production of: Alicia Alonso University Dance Institute (IUDAA). King Juan Carlos University
Absolute premiere: November 9, 2013, Tomás y Valiente Theater, Fuenlabrada (Madrid)
Choreography: Alicia Alonso
Music: Johann Strauss
Figures: Madrid Chamber Ballet
Lighting: Orlando Salgado, Enrique P. Velasco
choreographic montage: Marta García, Orlando Salgado
Cast: Madrid Chamber Ballet
Specialty: Classic dance

Technical information of the Madrid Chamber Ballet

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