La Dama Macbeth
La Dama Macbeth (Lady Macbeth), a Flamenco Ballet by Ilisa Rosal, inspired by the great Shakespearean Tragedy Macbeth, brings to life the classic themes of ambition, passion, loyalty, betrayal, rivalry, righteousness and greed, using Flamenco as a language to interpret the characters and relationships in this great play.
Under the direction of Ilisa Rosal, a stellar cast of international artists created the characters of Shakespeare’s tragic drama for the World Premiere of this work on May 1, 2010 at the Jackie Gleason Theater as part of The Miami Dance Festival. Featured Guest artists included the world renowned La Tati, along with dancers Pedro Cordoba, Cristian Almodovar, Antonio Arrebola, Ismael “El Cordobes”, Jose Junco, Alejandra Gudi, Aurora Losada “La Pipi” and Marina Sagardoy, guitarists Vacky Losada and Jesus Heredia, Flamenco Singers Emilio Gavarre and Loreto De Diego, oud player and vocalist Joe Zeytoonian and percussionist Myriam Eli. The musicians created and arranged the music and lyrics, in some cases using spoken texts taken from the original work in order to retain the power of the language and imagery of some of the most important scenes.
There are few opportunities to see artists of this caliber collaborate in such an ambitious and important work. This consummate group of choreographers, composers and performers achieved the simply extraordinary with this amazing interpretation of one of Shakespeare’s greatest tragedies, magnificent and heavy with meaning.