The Cast

Cast
Amaury Lebrun, Choreographer

Born in France, he began his studies in ballet at the Ballet du Nord, and completed his training at the School of American Ballet in New York, where he was chosen by Jerome Robbins for one of his creations. During his career he has worked in several European Dance companies including the Ballet du Rhin, the Deutsche Staatsoper in Berlin, and as a soloist at the Ballet de l’Opera in Nice. In 2000 he joined the Compañia Nacional de Danza of Spain as a soloist and danced numerous works by Director Nacho Duarto and other prestigious international choreographers. In 2002 he won first prize in the Burgos International Choreography Competition with this piece Kenney, and since then has created many works for both Spanish and international companies in different areas such as opera, children’s dance, and collaborations with orchestras. His recent pieces include In Praise of Shade, Aínda, Ewes, Magnificat, El Canto del Cuerpo and Hola, created in Perth, Australia in 2014. He is the Artistic Director of his own company, the Amaury Dance Company, (ADC), based in Galicia, Spain.

 

 

Emilia Jovanovic, Lady Macbeth

Born in Belgrade, she began her studies in classical dance at the National Ballet School of Yugoslavia, and after winning first prize in the International Ballet Competition in Milan in 1990, moved to Hamburg to take up a scholarship to train as a ballerina and actress at the Hamburg Ballet School. In 1993 she joined the Hamburg Ballet under the direction of John Neumeier, achieving the position of soloist and dancing many of the principal roles in the great 19th and 20th Century classical ballets. In 1998 she joined the Compañia Nacional de Danza of Spain, where she worked with major choreographers including Nacho Duarto, Jiri Kylian, Mats Ek, and William Forsythe, and performed in major theatres all around the world. Previous collaborations with the BCBu include the lead part in Pielescallar.

 

 

 

David Freeborough, Adaptation and La Sombra

Graduate in English Literature with a Masters degree in Theatre Studies, he works for the British Council in Madrid and has participated in many theatrical productions and workshops as a director, assistant director or actor. His interests include history and writing poetry, and in 2013 he published a volume of verse entitled On Vega Beach. His first collaboration with the BCBu was in 2012 as assistant director on the production Pielescallar.

 

 

 

    

 

 

Sara Saiz, Leticia Bernardo, Alejandra Miñon, Witches

The three principal dancers of the BCBu, they have performed in all the Company’s shows in the last few years, including Los Girasoles Rotos (The Broken Sunflowers), Pielescallar, and La Danza y Su Pequeño Público (Dance and its Little Audience) as well as participating actively in many other cultural and artistic events and workshops in the city of Burgos and the Castilla y León Autonomous Region.

 

 

 

  

 

 

Tijana Jovanovic, Costume Designer

From 2002 to 2013 she worked as a costume and set designer at the National Theatre of Poland where she worked on a wide range of ballets and opera productions. In this, her first collaboration with the BCBu, her interest in history and her passion for dance have both been noticeable.

 

 

    

 

David Pérez Merino, Lighting Designer

One of Spain’s top lighting designers, he has worked with many major Spanish artists, such as singers David Bisbal and Rafael, and dance companies like Rojas and Rodríguez’s Nuevo Ballet Español, designing lighting for many different types of event, ranging from theatre and opera performances to large scale music concerts and festivals.

 

 

 

  

 

 

José Antonio Tirado, Set Designer

He has worked in theatres around Spain since 1990, designing and manufacturing highly acclaimed sets and props. He is currently resident set designer at the Teatro Principal in Burgos, Spain.

 

 

 

 

Alberto Estébanez Rodríguez, Producer

Dancer, choreographer and producer, in 1992 he founded the Ballet Contemporáneo de Burgos, SL, the first dance company in Spain’s autonomous Castilla y León región. In recent years he has choreographed and produced “Los Girasoles Rotos” (The Broken Sunflowers) selected as the best show in its category in Castilla y León and as a finalist for the 2010 MAX Awards, "Pielescallar" (2012) an innovative multidisciplinary show combining music, poetry, theatre and dance, and "La Danza y su Pequeño Público" (Dance and its Little Audience), a highly successful introduction to dance for children. Since 2003 he has organised Burgosalson, one of Spain’s major Latin dance events, and since 2004 has directed the Certamen Internacional de Coreografia Burgos-Nueva York (International Choreographic Competition, Burgos-New York). His deep love of dance and poetry, his commitment to the arts, and his willingness to take risks and explore new forms has made him an important cultural leader in the Castille area.