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Belmonte [DVD]  

Belmonte [DVD]


The intimate & artistic relationship between the Matador & the bull is based on the Matador's dexterity to makes him the creator & master of the relationship however the bull, by his very nature, attacks everything that moves; the matador, unrelenting, standing tall, exhibiting elegance & poise, swirls his cape enticing the bull to pursue trajectory of the raging bull as close to his body as he dares. Not so close, that in order to avoid being injured or killed, he should have to briskly step aside, as by doing so he will avoid being injured or killed, he should have to briskly step aside, as by doing so he will disturb the fluidity and beauty and beauty of the movement. The art is being able to bullfight like Juan Belmonte, the greatest matador the world has ever seen, with his sculpted poise & grace he was the inspiration and master of the dance.
Cesc Gelavbert is a contemporary man, his dance is elegant, sober & fluid, his choreography blending cultural tradition with modern perceptions & language. In the early 80's he met the British dancer Lydia formed the now world renowned Gelabert Azzopardi Dance Company.
This revised 1991 modern ballet production of Belmonte explores the theme of death in bull-fighting, becoming a landmark piece in the history of modern Spanish dance. The piece is an explosion of music, colour & dance. Incorporating sensual scenery, beautiful costumes created by the Catalan painter Frederic Amat, the colourful music of Carles Santos, it exhalted the fascination & the ritual which surrounds the bull festival and it's greatest Matador.


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