Culture doesn’t renew Joaquín de Luz as head of the National Dance Company | Culture | EUROtoday

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The National Institute of Performing Arts and Music (Inaem) will name a contest within the coming weeks to pick the brand new administration of the National Dance Company (CND). The present director of the corporate, Joaquín de Luz (Madrid, 48 years outdated), is not going to renew as head of the group, which he joined in September 2019, as reported by Inaem.

The appointment of the brand new course will probably be carried out after a variety course of that can adhere to the ideas of equality, benefit and capability, after submitting the initiatives offered to the analysis of the Artistic Council of Dance. De Luz has a contract till subsequent August and the choice to not renew his contract got here from Inaem, though it has been agreed with him to finish his interval as head of the CND. The cause for the change is because of the truth that, with the appointment final January of Paz Santa Cecilia Aristu as the brand new director of Inaem, “a new perspective that responds to this new stage” is being sought, based on sources from the group.

Joaquín de Luz took workplace on September 1, 2019, changing José Carlos Martínez after his contract expired after eight years within the place. He was chosen after a public choice course of to which 13 different candidates opted, of which 4 finalists remained after a primary screening.

An image of 'Giselle', with stage direction by Joaquín De Luz.
An picture of 'Giselle', with stage course by Joaquín De Luz.Ballesteros (EFE)

Trained at Víctor Ullate's faculty, De Luz left Spain in 1996 to forge a world profession: he was a star of the New York City Ballet for nearly 15 years and has danced with probably the most famend ensembles on the planet. In 2016 he was awarded the National Dance Prize in Spain within the class of choreography for his profession “of refined technique of brilliance and great interpretive charisma.”

During her time on the head of the CND, De Luz has alternated between nice repertoire titles, similar to Giselle o La Sylphide, with up to date dance classics and newly created items. “During Nacho Duato's time, the CND dedicated itself only to contemporary dance and with José Carlos Martínez classical ballet was introduced. Now I want to unite these two worlds and this work is located right on the line that divides them: I want us to dance en pointe with the freedom of steps of the contemporary; and vice versa, that the contemporary flies with the tips,” he defined in an interview with EL PAÍS at the start of his mandate.

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