TEATRO REAL: BODAS DE SANGRE – ANTONIO GADES COMPANY
Bodas de sangre (Blood Wedding), choreographed by Antonio Gades in 1974, depicts the story written by Federico Garcia Lorca of a bride who, on her wedding night, runs away with her former lover, now a married man with a child of his own. The furious groom follows them, and a fight to the death ensues between the two men. This ballet without words is the essence of the work of Federico Garcia Lorca, a poet and playwright whose vision here melded with that of a profound and ancient Spain. Both performances, Bodas de Sangre and Suite Flamenca (Progr. No. 5920) were filmed at the Teatro Real, Madrid, to mark the 75th anniversary of Gades' birth.
Music by Emilio de Diego, Perello y Monreal (iAy, mi Sombrero!, EMI), Felipe Campuzano (Rumba)