Spain’s Compañía Nacional de Danza (CND) that José Carlos Martínez directs is immersed in a season full of national and international performances. The anniversaries of Madrid’s Plaza Mayor and Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum or the Marius Petipa Tribute that the CND premiered at the Niemeyer Centre Auditorium in Avilés are some of the most recent company productions to have seen the stage.
After visiting the French cities of Blagnac and La Rochelle, the CND travelled to South Korea with a version of Carmen that Johan Inger expressly choreographed for the company. Gyeongnam, Daejeon and Seoul hung the “sold out” sign for this CND production featuring the excellent interpretation by South Korean dancer YaeGee Park of one of the ballet´s main characters, drawing the attention of local media representatives.
This upcoming Christmas season, the CND, which has the support of the LOEWE FOUNDATION, will travel first to Murcia’s Victor Villegas Auditorium and then to Sevilla’s Maestranza Theatre to perform the Jose Carlos Martinez version of Don Quijote. 2018 will commence with a number of challenges for the CND: at the end of January, the Company will return to Madrid’s Pavón Theatre with La CND a la carta 2, to satisfy an ever growing and faithful audience.
Photo Captions: Ana Pérez Nievas in Madrid´s Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum © Mayte Botejara for the CND; 2017. YaeGee Park as The Boy in Carmen © Jong-Duk Woo for the CND, 2017.