ABOUT: Reflection of Spain and its Magnificent People

Dedicated to the genius of Francisco Goya, this contemporary ballet brings to life paintings of The Father of Modern Art and opens the discussion on the subtle line existing between geniality and insanity. Choreography by Leonard Ajkun. Inspired by the paintings of Francisco Goya (1746-1828), regarded as the Father of Modern Art and the most important Spanish Artist of late eighteen and early nineteen centuries, this contemporary ballet points to the fine line standing between geniality and insanity. Over the course of his career, Goya moved from jolly and lighthearted to deeply pessimistic, eventually publishing a suite of allegorical etchings called the Caprichos, painted  after emerging completely deaf from a long illness.  Choreographer Leonard Ajkun brings to life the paintings of Goya, from the cheerful and passionate Spanish People to the world of fantastic creatures including El Coloso (The Giant), in the portrait.


Choreography: Original Choreography by LEONARD AJKUN

Music:RENÉ AUBRY, DAVID RUSSELL, CHARLIE CLOUSER, HOBGOBLIN, KERRY MUZZAY, TOMANDANDY

Running time: 1 hour 20 minutes (Full-Length Version)

 

ARTS IN EDUCATION NOTES:

Appropriate for:HIGH SCHOOL & COLLEGE

Running Time: 1 hour 20 minutes (Full-Length Version); 1 hour (School Version)

Study Guide:AVAILABLE

Introductive lectures and Q/A periods are offered as part of the performance engagements and are included in school version running time.Goya, The Spanish Master may be performed in its full-length version, school version or as part of a mixed playbill (performances of excerpts from two or more titles) for the desired running time. Schools may elect to maximize funding by planning mixed program playbill, matinee/s and consider adding a full evening performance open to the general public. All performing engagements offer the option to add a participatory program or residency conducted during the same period of time.

 Goya, The Spanish Master