Bodas de sangre (Blood Wedding) depicts the story 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. Choreographed by Antonio Gades in 1974, this ballet is the essence of the work of Federico García Lorca, a poet and playwright whose vision here melded with that of ancient Spain.
Suite flamenca consists of seven pieces of traditional flamenco dance, solos, duets and group dances, presented with Gades’s own unique insight on the aesthetics of flamenco dance. Gades’s 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 ‘Compañía Antonio Gades’, this is a performance to enjoy.