Javier de Frutos: Head in the Passing Cloud

By Francesca Horsley In Dance

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14th February, 2013
When New Zealand audiences encountered the dark, earthy physicality of Milagros, they were either intensely moved or confronted by Javier de Frutos’s passionate choreography. A desperate procession of 12 barefoot dancers, in androgynous billowing gowns and supercharged movement, enacted a pagan ritual to Stravinsky’s forceful Rite of Spring. The 2003 production marked the beginning of the celebrated Venezuelan’s creative relationship with the Royal New Zealand Ballet. Milagros brought the RNZB onto the world stage when, following their 2004 tour of Britain, it ...

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