Spanish Ballet Stages "Boléro"
When: 20:00, December 18th, 2010
Where: Dr. Sun Yat-sen's Memorial Hall
Tickets: ￥100 180 280 380 480 680 880
Tel.: 020-3806 5182, 3806 5181
The "Boléro" is a one-movement orchestral piece by French composer Maurice Ravel. Originally commissioned by Russian ballerina Ida Rubenstein, the piece premiered in 1928 and became Ravel's most famous musical compositions.
The music of the "Boléro" is built over an unchanging ostinato on top of which is repeated a single theme, consisting of two eighteen-bar sections, each itself repeated twice. Tension is provided by the steady percussive rhythm.
The Ballet Teatro Espanol de Rafael Aguilar
The Rafael Aguilar ballet company was founded in 1960 in Pans by Rafael and Manuela Aguilar. For the 35 years during which Rafael Aguilar directed the ballet, he discovered numerous flamenco stars including Jooaquin Cortes, Antonio Canales, Lola Greco, El Grilo, Antonio Marquez, Adrian Galia, Miguel Angel Espino, Rafael Amargo, Carmen Linares, Mariquilla, Maria Pages and Javier Baron.
(By Jessie Huang, David Keyton)