The new performance from the Spanish National Ballet, Sorolla, will arrive in Barcelona’s Liceu on the 23rd of July where it will run for four nights until the 26th of July.

Sorolla is inspired by the Valencian painter Joaquín Sorolla’s ‘Visión de España’, or ‘Vision of Spain’. This series of immense canvases was painted in 1911 in outdoor locations all around Spain, in Navarre, Aragon, Catalonia, Valencia, Elche, Seville, Andalusia, Extremadura, Galicia, Guipuzcoa, Castile, Leon, and Ayamonte. Each canvas depicted a model posed in local costume with a landscape in the background.

Quite fittingly, Sorolla’s collection depicts the rich diversity of Spanish identity and traditions and the Ballet Nacional de España, which celebrates its 35th birthday this year, reflects this same diversity through a combination of modern and traditional dance. Stage direction comes from Franco Dragone and Choreography from Arantxa Carmona, Miguel Fuente, Manuel Liñán and Antonio Najarro.

The Spanish National Dance Company, or Compañía Nacional de Danza, was founded in 1979 originally under the name of the Ballet Nacional de España Clásico.

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