Victor Ullate’s El Amor Brujo and the upcoming Carmen


Talk with Víctor Ullate, Marlen Fuerte and José Ullate on El Amor Brujo and Carmen’s creative processes, at Teatre Auditori of Sant Cugat del Vallès.

By Clàudia Brufau

The audience applauded enthusiastically at Sant Cugat’s Teatre Auditori. Víctor Ullate’s Ballet is a prodigy: it is a private company founded in 1988 that has survived many political terms in a country, Spain, where keeping a cultural project alive is a miracle. The explanation to this phenomenon is to be found, on one hand in Mr. Ullate’s tenacity and his skilful team lead by Eduardo Lao, the artistic director, and a talented group of dancers; and on the other, the enduring connection with the audience. In Sant Cugat, a town nearby Barcelona, one could grasp it in the air. Even after the performance, outside the theatre, the spectators were still discussing the show.

Ballet Carmen, Photo by: Fernando Marcos

Victor Ullate Ballet has been touring El Amor Brujo (The Bewitched Love) for one year and a half now. The Spanish maestro and choreographer staged and premiered for the first time Manuel de Falla’s milestone score (composed originally in 1915) at Sevilla’s theatre ‘la Maestranza’ in 1994. Approaching the...

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El Amor Brujo, Photo by Stephane Martínez


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