Research Guide for Corella Ballet Castilla y León
This research guide is designed to support the November 5, 2010, Visions and Voices event, Corella Ballet Castilla y León
*This trip is for current USC students only. You must use the provided transportation to participate. Space is limited and advance registration is required. RSVP at the link above beginning Wednesday, October 13, at 9 a.m.
Check-in for the event will begin at 5:15 p.m. on campus. Buses will depart at 6 p.m. and return to campus at 11 p.m. Dinner will be provided at check-in.
For further information on this event:
About Ángel Corella and the Corella Ballet
Born in Madrid in 1975, Ángel Corella won honors in Spain and Paris as a dancer at a young age. He joined the American Ballet Theatre in 1995 and has been a principal dancer there for the past fifteen years He formed the Corella Ballet Castilla y León in 2008. Currently the only ballet company in Spain, Corella Ballet incorporates classical and contemporary choreography. Composed of 33 dancers representing ten countries, Corella's dynamic company brings its inimitable style and energy to Los Angeles for the first time.
At this performance the audience will experience Soleá choreographed by famous flamenco dancer and choreographer María Pagés and performed by Ángel and Carmen Corella, DGV by the prolific Christopher Wheeldon, Bruch Violín Concerto Nº 1 by the award-winning Clark Tippet, and Clear by the gifted Stanton Welch.
More information about the Company can be found on at the Corella Ballet Castilla y León website.
About Classical Ballet
A term derived from the Latin ballare, which means "to dance", ballet as a movement art form began in the 1400s. Classical ballet specifically focuses on the delicate and precises movements of dancers following formalized techniques.
Ballet dancers train through one of eight forms of classical ballet technique, including Vaganova (Russian), Cecchetti (Italian), Royal Ballet School, and Balanchine (American) technique.
An extensive article on ballet can be found in Britannica Online. For more infomation about classical ballet, follow search strategies included in this guide.