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May 11, 2011

Spains only classical ballet company to perform at Meany

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Corella Ballet Castilla y León performs at Meany Hall at 8 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, May 19-21.

Corella Ballet Castilla will perform at Meany Hall May 19-21.

Corella Ballet Castilla will perform at Meany Hall May 19-21.Rosalie OConnor

Founder Ángel Corella first came to public attention as a principal dancer with American Ballet Theatre. After more than 15 years with that company, he created the Ángel Corella Foundation to promote classical ballet in Spain. And in 2008, he founded the Corella Ballet, currently Spains only classical ballet company.

The troupe will perform four pieces, Bruch Violin Concerton No. 1, with choreography by Clark Tippet and music by Max Bruch; For 4, with choreography by Christopher Wheeldon and music by Franz Schubert; Soleá, with choreography by Maria Pagés and music by Rubén Lebaniegos; and DGV: Danse à Grand Vitesse, with choreography by Christopher Wheeldon and music by Michael Nyman.

Ángel Corella’s brilliant professional career of many years has given him a vast knowledge of the ballet world and unique concepts for presenting dance. At this stage of his career, Corella is promoting an ambitious educational, artistic and cultural project consisting of a residence school for dancers and Corella Ballet Castilla y León, both located in the Palace of Santa Cecilia at the royal location of La Granja de San Ildefonso in Segovia, Spain.

Corella Ballet Castilla y has staged two full-length classical productions-La Bayadère and Swan Lake-and three combination programs with the world premieres of String Sextet by Ángel Corella, Soleá by María Pagés, and Epimetheus by Russell Ducker. It has over 30 works in its repertoire.

Tickets for the concert are $46 ($20 for students). Tickets may be purchased by phone at 206-543-4880, online or in person at the UW Arts Ticket Office, 3901 University Way NE.