Category: Ballet

Great summary of Argentine ballet. In this section we have, what were the origins of theatrical dance and ballet history in Argentina. As was the evolution of classical dance from the 40s and what were the outstanding figures of the international ballet who visited us. Who they are our most iconic dancers, and those who were leaving a lasting impression with their stellar performances. As is the Teatro Colon, one of the top 5 opera houses of the world … Here in Argentina Ballet section of Cultural Identity in El Sur del Sur: Argentina: the country, its culture and its people ….!

El Lago de los Cisnes, Ballet

5 Emblematic figures of the Argentine Ballet

Brief review of the trajectory of the leading figures of the Argentine ballet: Jorge Donn, Norma Fontela and José Neglia, Julio Bocca, Maximiliano Guerra, dancers excellence in Argentina and the world. These emblematic figures of the Argentine Ballet, have in common to have left their mark on the Teatro Colon in Buenos Aires as part of Instituto Superior de Arte del Teatro Colon (Superior Art Institute of the Colón Theater) or leading figures in your scenario. Their names have been intimately linked to the history of classical dance in our country. Jorge Donn...

Teatro Colón de Buenos Aires, Fotografía Antigua

Teatro Colón Buenos Aires Opera House

Colon Theatre, of Autonomous City of Buenos Aires, Argentina, is one of the 5 best opera houses in the world. It is notable for its extraordinary acoustics, its size and its trajectory awarded for the performance of the most important national and international figures. First Teatro Colon On May, 25, 1957, the theater which was later known as “the first Colón Theater” was inaugurated. Placed in May Square, not only did the most notorious ballet figures dance in its stage but also became a meeting point for the distinguished Buenos Aires personalities of...

La Sylphide, Ballet, en el Teatro Colón

Ballet in Argentina

Article of the guest columnist, Angel Fumagalli for Ballet in Argentina during the 1940’s By the time when, Antonia Mercé staged her Amor Brujo for the Colón, the repertoire had included works like The Sylphs, Carnival, The Ghost of the Rose, The Fire Bird, Thamar, The Consecration of Spring, Lifar’s Prometheus, among other pieces. Margarita Wallmann was appointed as choreographic director of the Ballet from late 1930s till 1940s. Trained in the school of Mary Wigmann, Wallmann developed the ballet of grand show, with the particularly remarkable Honegger’s oratorio Jeanne d’Arc in...

Lago de los Cisnes, Ballet, Teatro Colón

History of Ballet in Argentina

Article of the guest columnist, Angel Fumagalli for Since the Jesuits to the Napoleonic Ballet (XVII-XIX) The History of Ballet in Argentina, is the history of dance representation, essential form of the art of ballet, from the seventeenth century. The origins must date back from the times of Spanish domination and, more precisely, of the settlement of the Missions by the Fathers of the Society of Jesus. In 1607, the Jesuitical Province of Paraguay was created, comprising, among other territories, present-day Argentina. The period from that date till 1767, the year when...

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