The Colón Ballet and a happy return

The Colón Ballet, directed by Paloma Herrera, returned to the stage within the happiest means that somebody might have imagined: a program composed of two works by Argentine choreographers – a indisputable fact that had not occurred for a very long time – and each of nice high quality: Gale, by Maximiliano Iglesias, and Itinerary Piazzollaby Alejandro Cervera.

It’s tough to assume what these creations would have been like if Iglesias and Cervera had not needed to abide by the restrictions of well being protocols; as a result of in actuality every work is so full in itself, so spherical, so constant, that plainly they’d, from the very starting, the utmost freedom to form them.

And the reality is that they didn’t have that freedom: the assemblies needed to be finished with a lowered variety of dancers and virtually with out contact amongst them -except for cohabiting couples-, with the scenography lowered to a minimal, with out costume modifications and with out a dwell orchestra. What they produced then was a real miracle.

A Poetic Image, In The Return Of The Colón Ballet To The Theater Stage.  Photo Maximo Parpagnoli

A poetic picture, within the return of the Colón Ballet to the theater stage. Picture Maximo Parpagnoli

Itinerary Piazzolla

Alejandro Cervera’s choreography already had a future established by the coincidence, this 12 months, with the centenary of the beginning of Astor Piazzolla. Cervera is a up to date creator with a protracted and vital profession and who had already labored with the tango style on different events, however by no means with Piazzolla.

On Itinerary Piazzolla his visible creativeness and his extremely refined idea of staging are revealed from the second the play begins, with a primary picture of the dancers as suggestive as it’s highly effective. Actually, he made some dangerous selections, reminiscent of placing the dancers in pointe sneakers with out giving up a tango gestures, and he resolved them in a really natural means.

Itinerary is a piece with a fantastic musicality and plastically stunning in the best way wherein exposes a form of mysterious Buenos Aires. It’s inevitable to spotlight the duet wherein the dancers Natalia Pelayo and Marcone Fonseca they enter right into a loving relationship in a contact with out proximity. The contributions of Stella López within the costumes and Federico Lamas within the movies had been equally exceptional.

The Return Of The Colón Ballet To The Stage Showed The Quality Of Its Interpreters.  Photo Maximo Parpagnoli

The return of the Colón Ballet to the stage confirmed the standard of its interpreters. Picture Maximo Parpagnoli


This system had been opened with an actual and unbelievable shock: as a result of Gale from Maximiliano Iglesias It’s a first work by this younger dancer from the Teatro Colón; as a result of its objective was to protect in it the options of the tutorial ballet – with the hazard of falling into anachronistic kinds – and since the place to begin was excellent, however it appeared tough beforehand when it comes to the event of the work.

Maximiliano recounted in an interview previous to the premiere: “Whenever the curtain on the Colón opens, and I don’t know why, a strong wind comes from the stalls towards the stage. I never stopped feeling that this wind carries a lot of energy from the expectant public; that it is something magical even if it is real and that it gives you the impulse to take the first step ”.

With this concept and with the correct inspiration of a choice of items for piano by PI Tchaikovsky, the brand new choreographer developed a collection of scenes remarkably recent and unique in his neoclassical conception.

Unique within the methods wherein he makes use of house, the hyperlinks between the characters – between abstraction and emotion – and in the best way wherein he combines the virtually incessant stream of motion with a form of relaxation and tranquility. The dancers had been additionally excellently effectively directed, within the sense of what they needed to categorical: from bubbly pleasure to probably the most contained subtlety.

It’s a disgrace not to have the ability to point out every of the ten excellent performers however a minimum of we must always spotlight Dalmiro Astesiano in a single valuable, to Federico Fernández and David Gómez in a really vigorous duet and Maximiliano Iglesias himself in one other duet with that elegant dancer that’s Macarena Giménez.

On this case, as they’re husband and spouse in actual life, with all of the closeness {that a} love scene can encourage. The presence on stage of the pianist Marcelo Balat within the execution of Tchaikovsky’s sonatas, accomplished superbly Vendaval.


Columbus Ballet

Qualification: Wonderful

Director: Paloma Herrera Blended Program: Itinerary Piazzolla, by Alejandro Cervera, and Vendaval, by Maximiliano Iglesias. Performances: till Saturday 9/11 Theater: Colón, Libertad 621