Carmen Víctor Ullate

Theaters Canal Madrid present Carmen, the new show of Víctor Ullate Ballet Community of Madrid, with choreography by Victor Ullate and artistic direction of Eduardo Lao. After his success at the Auditorium Theater of San Lorenzo de El Escorial, the Campoamor Theater in Oviedo, the Kursaal in San Sebastián, the Roman Theater in Verona or Vichy Opera, Carmen finally comes to Madrid 31 from August to 17 of September

More than a century after its premiere, This new proposal wants to get away from the clichés and common places to delve into the essence of history and shed new light on one of the most multifaceted characters in contemporary fiction: Carmen. An update was required for this: recreate a timeless space away from all customs, so that no type of time barrier gets between the viewer and the protagonist; and a review: because a piece that is more than a century old, needs a bold new look, but absolutely respectful of the essence of the story.

With these premises, the scenography and costumes have been raised, modern and timeless, from Paco Azorín Y Ana Güell respectively. The main roles are played by Marlen Strong Y Joshua Ullate. The days 2, 6, 7, 8, 12, 13 Y 16 of September, Lucia Lacarra, outstanding dancer and former student of master Ullate, will play the role of Carmen.

Carmen is the story of the fatal woman, coquette, seductive, It is the concept of the passionate woman who finds in the society that surrounds her a narrow framework that restricts her and from which she wants to escape. This version places the protagonist in a new dimension of luxury and glamor: a high-level model who becomes an escort at night. As Buñuel did in Belle of the Day, this Carmen she is a woman with a double life: by day she is a woman full of glamor, love, nights of fun and champagne ..., at night she is a passionate woman who falls in love with anyone, a woman eager for experiences and adventures. A character full of lights and shadows, attractive, enigmatic and transgressive.

A fundamental element has been included in the plot and totally new, which is the character of death as a common thread, warning of latent danger and announcing an inescapable fate; Another element to highlight is the inclusion of the characters of the friends of Carmen, a look at the classics, where traditionally the protagonist is accompanied by her friends, that surround her, listen and advise.

The functions of the 9 Y 10 September will feature live music performed by the Young Orchestra of the Community of Madrid under the direction of Manuel Coves. They will be charitable functions in favor of the training program of the Víctor Ullate Foundation and the Ibercaja Foundation.

Victor Ullate (Zaragoza, 1947), considered by Maurice Béjart as one of the most complete dancers of this century, has been the Spanish dancer with the greatest international projection of all time. His extraordinary classical technique, inculcated by María de Ávila, and his great love of dance, endowed him with an exceptional vocation and will that made him stand out very early as a soloist. He began his professional career at the 20th Century Ballet, under the direction of Maurice Béjart, in which it remained for fourteen years.

In 1989 Víctor Ullate obtains the National Dance Award and in 1996 He is awarded the Gold Medal of Fine Arts. In 2003 receives the Culture Award of the Community of Madrid in the Dance modality, the Author-Author Award in 2007, the MAX Award of Honor in the year 2008 and the MAX Award for Wonderland, as best dance show in 2011.

In 2013 awarded the Grand Cross of the Order of the 2 of May of the Community of Madrid and is named Member of Honor of the University Cloister of the Arts and Honorary Professor of the University of Alcalá. He has also received other awards such as the Granada Festival Medal in 1998. In 2014 is named Member of Honor of the Academy of Performing Arts and in 2016 receives the Gold Medal for merit at work.


Víctor Ullate has held a press conference on the occasion of his new show, Carmen”, at Teatro Real.

A “Carmen” renovada, the unconventional and XXI century. Carmen is, in this version, a top model dedicada por las noches a la prostirución, and Don Jose'un police arriving at the brothel to stop. Completely away from the image we have of the character. “No, this time there is nothing in the work Spanish. The Spanish am. No fan ", comenta Ullate. “En esta versión de Carmen el personaje principal es una mujer liberal, que toma decisiones sobre su propia vida, que elige y maneja su destino; la obra en su conjunto habla de la liberación del ser humano y de la libertad de ser uno mismo.”
Ullate comentó como primicia que Nacho Duato se ha interesado por su coreografía deEl Quijotepara llevar la producción a Berlín. For this occasion, Ullate ha realizado algunos cambios en su exitoso espectáculo.
Acompañando al coreógrafo han estado Eduardo Lao, Director Artístico de la Compañía, Jaime de los Santos, Director de la oficina de Cultura y Turismo de la Comunidad de Madrid y Joan Matabosch, Artistic Director of Teatro Real.
Antes de la rueda de prensa se ha presentado un fragmento inédito del espectáculo, en un pase para medios gráficos en el que ha destacado la presencia de los solistas principales, Marlen Fuerte y Josué Ullate.
La gira de “Carmen” arranca con su preestreno el 30 of June at Teatro Auditorio de San Lorenzo de El Escorial and the 7 of July at Teatro Campoamor of Oviedo. After, se presentará por diferentes teatros nacionales e internacionales:
1 Y 2 of August Teatro Kursaal de San Sebastián
4 Y 5 of August Teatro Romano de Verona in Italy – Estreno internacional
10 of August Festival Porta Ferrada Sant Feliu de Guíxols- Costa Brava
16 of August Ópera de Vichy in France
24 of August Palacio de Festivales– Santander
He 31 of August tendrá lugar su estreno oficial in Theaters Canal, donde inaugura la temporada y donde permanecerá hasta el 17 of September.
Amor brujo

He Rea Theatrel offer five functions, between 29 December and 3 from January, a new choreographic version Victor Ullate for one of the crucial works of Spanish music of the twentieth century, The love wizard, from Manuel de Falla, of the centenary of its opening will be held in 2015.

The production, review released in 1994, but with scenery and costumes completely renovated and new choreographic steps, It will be interpreted by the Victor Ullate Ballet – Community of Madrid and will feature the special participation of Estrella Morente, the dancer Ruben Olmo and the musical direction of Josep Vicent in front of the Titular Orchestra of the Teatro Real.

This new choreographic version of El amor brujo, charged fantasy, in its narrative spectrum it has a definite presence in the world of the dead, "Dark and spooky", in the words of Ullate, Also drawn in the musical part with a groundbreaking bet, with the inclusion of the group In Slaughter Natives and musical effects created by Luis Delgado for the original version of the score of Manuel de Falla. The show also includes three popular songs written by the composer from Cadiz: Nana, Polo and Asturiana, along with a variation of Paco de Lucia to Joseph the eternal lover.

Estrella Morente will face the difficult challenge of playing one of the great scores of Spanish music, in which the intervention of the voice requires strength and dramatic intensity, together, move thrill, the charm and gypsy roots of the work. "His voice is like an angel and his presence as a painting by Julio Romero de Torres. He has always inspired me and so I decided to join my choreographies with musical notes coming out of his throat magic ", explains Ullate.

El amor brujo serve as a bridge to dismiss 2014 and the New Year, with five functions: he 29 Y 30 from December, and the 2 Y 3 from January, this last day with two sessions, to 17.00 and to the 20.00 hours.

The dance season of the Teatro Real Account, one more year, with the support of the Loewe Foundation.