Alicia Soto directs the V Gala of Choreographers and Dance Companies of CyL

The event will take place at the Calderón Theater in Valladolid on Thursday, December 21 at 8:30 p.m. and will bring together 3 Castilian-Leonese companies. The gala, which will be presented by the renowned Valladolid actress Marta Ruiz de Viñaspre, is organized by the Association of Dance Professionals of Castilla y León, in collaboration with the Teatro Calderón. The professional dance companies of Castilla y León, Mónica de la Fuente, Kike Arias and Alicia Soto-Hojarasca, will meet for a night for and through dance, putting regional talent on stage.


On December 21, the IV Gala of Choreographers and Professional Dance Companies of Castilla y León will take place at the Calderón Theater in Valladolid. This event, organized by the Association of Dance Professionals of Castilla y León (PRODANZA), in collaboration with the Teatro Calderón itself, seeks to value and disseminate the talent and work of the companies residing in the Community.

For the second consecutive year, the Gala will be directed by the Burgos choreographer and dancer Alicia Soto and, on this occasion, will have the participation of 3 companies that will present pieces from different shows, leaving a sample of different styles and formats to give to know and praise Dance. The company Mónica de la Fuente will show inhabited body, with choreography by Mónica de la Fuente (contemporary Indian dance) and Nazaré de la Fuente (Spanish dance) and dramaturgy by Amaranta Osorio; For its part, the company. Kike Arias will discover us Diaspora, with choreographies by Arias himself; and, finally, the company. Alicia Soto-Hojarasca will stage Study 3: looks, which will be performed by Julián Gómez Pabón and Itzel Vela.

As a novelty, the Gala will have the renowned actress from Valladolid as presenter. Marta Ruiz de Viñaspre. With an entire life dedicated to acting and strongly linked to her hometown, Viñaspre has worked in thirty works for different companies and has won the Prize of the Union of Actors of Castilla y León, the Moretti Prize for her career. , the Félix Hernández Award, and was the protagonist of Dogville, a work awarded the Max Revelation.

The Gala seeks to ensure that the protagonists of the night are dance and its performers and choreographers. “Following last year's line, it will be a dynamic and simple gala that focuses on the works presented by the three companies,” says Alicia Soto. This event arose in order to visualize the current existence of a varied and growing fabric of companies and artists in Castilla y León. For the director of the Gala, «it has taken us two decades to be able to have a plurality of artistic projects that represent different disciplines of dance, as can be seen at the Gala. The public will enjoy everything from contemporary dance to break dance, including flamenco, Hindu dance and Castilian-Leonese folklore. "It's going to be a very special night, in an incomparable setting like the Calderón Theater."