In the framework of the Danzatlán Festival, Elisa Carrillo, the first dancer of the Staatsballett Berlin, presents a new edition of her traditional ballet gala, accompanied by renowned figures of classical dance of various nationalities and some of the most important ballet companies in the world like the American Ballet Theater, the Mariinsky Theater, the Staatsballett Berlin, and the Mikhailovsky Theater.
In this 2018 edition, Elisa Carrillo, ambassador of Mexican culture, will share the stage with international star and choreographer Marcelo Gomes, as well as Artur Shesterikov, Daniil Simkin, Maia Makhateli, Leonid Sarafanov and Olesya Novikova, among others.
Part of the program of the three Galas de Estrellas del Ballet. Elisa y Amigos will be the premiere in Mexico of the work White Darkness, a production of the Staatsballett Berlin with choreography by the Spanish Nacho Duato, artistic director of that same German institution, whose original cast will come to Mexico to interpret this work in the Palacio de Bellas Artes.
Choreography by Nacho Duato
This piece by Nacho Duato, which played a leading role in Spain’s National Dance Company in 2001, follows the creative line of its author in recent years. Here he investigates, through movement and a deep knowledge of music, formulas that expand his vocabulary, always starting from the same point: the inherent expression potential of his dancers. As for his inspiration, it is an open reflection on the world of drugs and the effect they can have on our social behavior, on our ability to communicate with others and in our lives. The vision of Nacho Duato, once again, is purely testimonial. They are not value judgments, but an invitation to reflect on a subject that is painful and controversial.
Music by Karl Jenkins
“Adiemus Variations” for String Quartet (complete)
1. First Movement
2. Second Movement
3. Third Movement
4. Fourth Movement
String Quartet No. 2 (excerpts)
5. Third Movement, Waltz
6. Fourth Movement, Romanze
7. First Movement, The Fifth Season
8. Passacaglia for String Orchestra (complete)
Recording: “Diamond Music”, Karl Jenkins, The London Philharmonic, Sony Classical