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martinjay

08-07-01, 01:25 PM (GMT)
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"Information Request: Angel Corrella"
 
   I see from the Royal Opera Booking Information that Angel Corrella will be a guest artist next season.

I would be very greatful for any information on biography, training, style, points to watch for, opinions, etc

Thanks

Martinjay


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  Subject     Author     Message Date     ID  
  RE: Information Request: Angel Corrella sylvia 08-07-01 1
     RE: Information Request: Angel Corrella Martinjay 08-07-01 2
         RE: Information Request: Angel Corrella lara 08-07-01 3
             RE: Information Request: Angel Corrella Brendan 08-07-01 4
                 RE: Information Request: Angel Corrella Kevin Ng 08-07-01 5
                     RE: Information Request: Angel Corrella martinjay 09-07-01 6
                     RE: Information Request: Angel Corrella lara 10-07-01 7

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sylvia

08-07-01, 02:03 PM (GMT)
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1. "RE: Information Request: Angel Corrella"
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   There's a great website http://www.angelcorella.net that has a biography, as does the ABT website http://www.abt.org/dancers/corella.html

But in a nutshell, Corella was born in Spain in 1975 and began his ballet studies in Colmenar Viejo. He later studied in Madrid with Victor Ullate and Karemia Moreno. He won the Concours International de Dance de Paris in 1994, joined ABT as a soloist for the 1995 season, and was promoted to principal in 1996.

I think technically, he's one of the fastest and most superb dancers in the world. His jumps and pirouettes always seem to elicit oohs and ahhs from the audience. From what I've read he's matured as an artist as well.

I don't know enough ballet-speak and haven't seen enough of his dancing to make any detailed judgements, but I think Corella is a must see for Don Q, (especially since he'll be partnering Cojocaru). And I think that he's one of the few dancers who can convey absolute happiness and joy in his dancing. I know it's very hokey to say, but his smile just lights up the stage and you'll feel one creeping up on your face as well.

Corella performed Baryshnikov's Don Q a month ago with ABT. Here's a link to some expert and detailed fan reviews.
http://www.balletalert.com/cgi-bin/ubb/ultimatebb.cgi?ubb=get_topic&f=13&t=000539

And a NY Times review - you'll need to register.
http://www.nytimes.com/2001/06/12/arts/12MURP.html

You can catch him on videos as the slave in ABT's Le Corsaire, Don Q pdd on ABT Now, and R+J Balcony Scene in the ROH opening gala.

Hope that helps. I'm definitely going for a performance.


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Martinjay

08-07-01, 03:07 PM (GMT)
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2. "RE: Information Request: Angel Corrella"
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   Sylvia,

Thanks for the excellent information. I'll certainly be trying for the matinee on 10 November

Martinjay


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lara

08-07-01, 05:29 PM (GMT)
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3. "RE: Information Request: Angel Corrella"
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   Martin,

I have to second what Sylvia says about Corella's smile lighting up the room - the whole theater! His pdd with Durante on the ROH re-opening Gala video is wonderful as is his solo from Bayadere - Golden Idol. Just about brought the house down.

He was interveiwed on PBS here a month or so ago by Charlie Rose and he is quite charming - confident without being arrogant.

lara


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Brendan

08-07-01, 08:33 PM (GMT)
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4. "RE: Information Request: Angel Corrella"
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   ABC Radio in Australia broadcast a feature about Corella last February. A transcript is available online, which quotes Ross Stretton as follows: "He has a coordination that is born in him. And connected to that coordination you add the physicality of this,which is born in him. The musicality which is born in him. And you add those things and it becomes something that very few of us have as a dancer".

http://www.abc.net.au/7.30/s248674.htm


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Kevin Ng

08-07-01, 11:06 PM (GMT)
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5. "RE: Information Request: Angel Corrella"
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   Martinjay, you may be interested in my interview with Angel Corella last year.

http://www.ballet.co.uk/magazines/yr_01/jan01/interview_angel_corella.htm


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martinjay

09-07-01, 09:31 PM (GMT)
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6. "RE: Information Request: Angel Corrella"
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   All,

Thanks again to Lara, Brendan and Kevin for the information.

Once more Ballet.co comes up with the goods.

What a diamond of a site Bruce.

Many thanks


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lara

10-07-01, 06:12 PM (GMT)
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7. "RE: Information Request: Angel Corrella"
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   LAST EDITED ON 10-07-01 AT 06:13 PM (GMT)

>Martinjay, you may be interested in
>my interview with Angel Corella
>last year.
>

Kevin,

That is really a nice interview!

I was wondering...the different pirouette levels he executes in his Corsaire varation - fabulous! - does anyone else do this, do you know?

lara


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