Based on Federico Garcia Lorca’s literature and Antonio Gades’ choreographic history as we combine their vision of the people of Andalucia, Spain
The Latin Ballet of Virginia proudly presents Passion, Love & Roses choreographed and directed by Antonio Hidalgo under the supervision of the Antonio Gades Foundation of Spain. Mr. Hidalgo is a renowned flamenco and Spanish folk dance performer/choreographer who uses traditional forms to express modern themes.
The production of Passion, Love & Roses is based on Federico Garcia Lorca’s literature and Antonio Gades’ choreographic history as we combine their vision of the people of Andalucia, Spain. Passion, Love & Roses centers on three female themes of Lorca's tragedies of love, frustration, fate, freedom, death, romanticism and womanhood: The House of Bernarda Alba, Yerma and Dona Rosita “La Soltera.” Passion, Love & Roses will include traditional Spanish and Flamenco as well as Spanish Contemporary and Theatrical Dance.
Internationally acclaimed dancer and choreographer, Antonio Hidalgo choreographed the Latin Ballet's production of Passion, Love & Roses, drawing the works of Spanish poet Federico García Lorca, this performance offers a moving account of the struggles facing women during Spain’s turbulent Civil War.
Mr. Hidalgo has performed as a principal dancer for Antonio Gades, the legendary teacher/choreographer whose visions of flamenco on film and stage changed how the world saw the dance form. With Passion, Love & Roses, Mr. Hidalgo gives Richmond a rare opportunity to enjoy Gades’ groundbreaking choreography restaged and brought to life by the unique, powerful, passionate artists of the Latin Ballet.
The 2010 premier of Passion, Love & Roses was part of MINDS WIDE OPEN, Virginia's celebration of Women in the Arts, organized and supported by the Virginia Commission for the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts. Passion Love and Roses was also sponsored in part by The National Endowment for the Arts.