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  • «Yerma» © EFE

    «Yerma» © EFE



Flamenco dance, Dance



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This innovative ballet explores to the full the expressive possibilities of the work of the poet Federico García Lorca, and was created by the dancer and choreographer Rafael Aguilar.

Premièred at the Italian festival of La Versiliana, this production is based on the famous play of the same name, one of the most important theatrical dramas by the Granada-born writer Federico García Lorca. By way of stage design, the setting featured a single prop: a colossal reproduction of Michelangelo's 'David' by the sculptor Miguel Ortiz Berrocal.
Aguilar aims to create a psychological portrait of the main character and to exteriorise the deepest feelings of this Yerma torn apart by her inner torment due to her infertility, her inability to bear children, without which she is unable to conceive her own sexual pleasure. Group dance numbers alternate with scenes from the pilgrimage, with an intimate and tender Yerma who appears either alone or with her lover, in a charming pas de deux.


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