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"We are a ballet loving town"

"A present state is the only one that allows for opportunities."

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In the month of Iñaki Urlezaga's farewell to the Teatro Colón, there is no time for tears in the middle of an exhausting final tour, which will take him all over the country until the beginning of 2019. "Returning to the Columbus after twelve years is first recognising a space that has changed a great deal, from the doormen to those rehearsal places that no longer exist", confesses the eminent dancer who launched himself from our sala magna to the world's leading dancers, with an outstanding performance at the Royal Ballet of London for a decade. "I'm rediscovering now a human part of me that had been covered with the quest for perfection" says who wears the dance in his veins and hanging the dancer's costume only, because "I don't believe in decadence on stage", he says, he promises more projects as a choreographer in a vital stage where he exclaims "I don't want to keep anything". A few years before shining in the Dutch National Ballet of Holland in 2006, Iñaki fulfilled a vocation as a choreographer that later became several successful pieces such as "Cuentos de Chopin" (Tales of Chopin) and "El Lago de los Cisnes" (Swan Lake). All of them are driven by the same themes that have fed his projects since he was a child playing in the afternoons in La Plata, "a relationship, an injustice, an illusion". A few months after the controversial dissolution of the National Classical Ballet in his charge, "a pity because we are an avid people and lover of ballet but there are still enormous differences and inequalities between a Buenos Aires aspirant and one of the Interior," admits resigned by the decision of the former Ministry of Culture, Iñaki makes it clear that "a present state is the only one that allows opportunities.

Publication Date: 14/09/2018

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