Alegria is a company of fine dancers who have dedicated their time and energy to an art form they love. Under the direction of Rosana Maya who teaches, choreographs and dances alongside the semi-professional artists. Alegria is a Spanish Dance Company who enjoys all forms of dance. Besides presenting full scale productions, Alegria Dance Company are frequently invited to perform in Theatre, Gala, Cabaret and festivals, television and film and have a prolific repertoire earning then an esteemed reputation in the arts.
Alegria Dance Company was established in 1999 after training under the tutorship of Rosana Maya and many guest artists and teachers of various art forms from Jazz, Contemporary, Belly Dance (Klara Brasil), Classical Ballet (Nicola Henson) and Flamenco (Enrique Pantoja, Jose Merino, Javier Baga, Jose ‘El Tremendo’, Carlos Bain, Francesca Grima) within Alegria Academia Flamenca. Otherwise the dancers individually tour abroad and study with notable maestros of dance.
The Company Ballet repertoire:
Genesis (premier 2002) – Ta’ Qali Amphitheatre, Malta
Dance Fusion (premier 2003) – Manoel Theatre, Valletta, Malta
Maya on Flamenco (premier 2005) – Manoel Theatre
Waking up the Lady (premier 2005) – The President’s Palace, Valletta
The Company short pieces:
‘Nacencia’ – music by Manolo Sanlucar
‘Poeta’ – music by Vicente Amigo
Carmen – the opera, by George Bizet
Carmen – (premier 2006) Maltafest
Felah Mengu: (premier 2008) St James Cavalier, Malta
The Company Quadro Flamenco:
Alegrias, Fandango de Huelva (regional), Farruca, Guajiras, Jaleos Extremenos Rumba, Sevillanas (regional), Siguirillas, Soleares, Solea por Bulerias, Tangos, Tarantos, Tientos
Bolero de Caspe, Boleras de la Cachucha, Malaguena, Peteneras, Sevillanas Boleras
Fandango de Huelva, Galiciana Jota, Sevillanas, Vascongadas
*The company work to play back and live music and song with the diversity of artists performing from solo to maximum 12 member dancers. Musicians are commissioned separately.
Audiovisual material is available on request.