Bodas de sangre y Suite flamenca

Compañía Antonio Gades

Bodas de sangre y Suite flamenca

Next year sees the 50th anniversary of the première at the Olympic Theatre in Rome of Antonio Gades’ Bodas de sangre, a veritable monument of dance that has gone down in history as one of the world’s best translations of this work by Lorca. This ballet also gave rise to another undeniably historic event: it was the first ever collaboration between the legendary tandem formed by Antonio Gades and the late Carlos Saura, whose partnership made such a decisive contribution to the universalisation of this art form.

An essential reference in the dance world, Bodas de sangre constitutes the consecration of flamenco as a dramatic language capable of telling stories, becoming a disseminator of the work of Federico García Lorca at the highest level. A union considered today as something quite natural, and which has its roots in the work of the now legendary Argentinita and her involvement with the avant-garde movements that flourished in Spain at the beginning of the twentieth century.

The Antonio Gades Company, stylistic and choreographic heir to the legendary creator, opens the festival programme in the Central Courtyard of the Condeduque Centre for Contemporary Culture and indeed also the celebrations to commemorate this anniversary with two unique performances of this choreography, which will also include the well-known Flamenco Suite

An Antonio Gades Company production




A ballet in six scenes inspired by Blood Wedding  by Federico García Lorca


Choreography and lighting Antonio Gades

Adaptation for ballet Alfredo Mañas

Scenic space and costumes Francisco Nieva

Music Emilio De Diego, ¡Ay, Mi Sombrero! Perelló and Monreal, Rumba Felipe Campuzano 


World première at the Olympic Theatre in Rome on 2 April 1974.

Revival by the Antonio Gades Company in Verona on 26 July 2006



Choreography Bulería, Martinete and Rumba / Choreography Soleá por Bulerías and Tanguillos Antonio Gades

Music Cristina Hoyos / Gades, Solera and Freire / Soleá: Juan Serrano Salazar / Popular


From 18th of July to 19th of July


1 hour forty-five minutes (with an intermission)


Accessibility type

ACCESSIBLE PERFORMANCE 19 JULY. On 19 July, people with visual and intellectual disabilities who will be attending the subsequent performance will be able to take part in a scenic tour beforehand. To register for the tour, please send an email to The deadline for registration is 18 July at 8pm. The scenic tour will begin 90 minutes before the performance. Capacity is limited to a maximum of 14 people. Reserved seats are available for people with disabilities to ensure that they can enjoy the best possible access and seating in accordance with their support needs. These seats can be booked from this moment onwards by sending an email to, at the ticket offices, or by calling our audience service number 91 318 47 00 from Tuesday to Sunday  from 10:30 am to 2:30pm and from 4:30 to 8:30pm. Those who need it can make use of the video sign language interpreting service to purchase their tickets through the following link and during the same business hours: Video sign language interpreting service for the Deaf. Users will be asked to produce a disability card or equivalent accreditation document together with their ticket when they enter the venue.

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