Ballet Nacional Sodre begins its 2019 season with debut of Carmina Burana on the uruguayan stage

Hand in hand with the Argentine choreographer Mauricio Wainrot, the Ballet Nacional Sodre interprets the strength and passion of Carmina Burana for the first time. The classic by Carl Orff will be presented from March 21 to April 5 at the Auditorio Nacional del Sodre.


The Ballet Nacional Sodre under the direction of Mtro. Igor Yebra, begins the year with the great premiere of Carmina Burana, by renowned Argentine choreographer Mauricio Wainrot. This version, performed for the first time by the BNS, combines dance with the musical interpretation of Ossodre and the National Choir of Sodre. As a result, we will have a display of strength and passion, worthy of the amazing work of Master. Carl Orff.


One of the best known works of the 20th century, composed by Carl Orff in 1937, inspired by thirteenth-century manuscripts discovered in a Bavarian monastery in 1803. A wonderful selection of simple melodies and distinctive pulsating rhythms, often marked with points of brutal power , to invoke the whims of love and the wheel of fortune that controls the destiny of man.


Accompanied by this amazing musical composition, the audience will be immersed in a world of ardent passion, dramatic power and elevated spirituality, with an incredibly theatrical presentation. A party for the senses that explores the human condition with dark humor, irreverence and lust for life, combining dance, music and song, in an event of exuberant and uninhibited theatrical power. From tender love to explicit eroticism, from the beauty of nature to human mortality and the power of destiny.


Former National Director of Cultural Affairs of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Argentina, and artistic director of the Contemporary Ballet of the San Martín Theater in Buenos Aires for 17 years.


During his career, he works as a permanent choreographer for 11 seasons at the Royal Ballet of Flanders in Belgium, creating many of his most outstanding works for this important European company. He is also artistic director and resident choreographer of Les Ballets Jazz of Montreal in Canada, of the Contemporary Dance Group of the San Martín Theater of Buenos Aires and permanent guest choreographer in Hildesheim Stadtheater of Germany.


In 1986 he is invited by the choreographer Ulf Gaad, artistic director of the Goteborg Opera of Sweden, with whom he presents Anne Frank, Symphony of Psalms and Three Argentine dances. Due to the success of this program, he is invited to assemble his works and creations in numerous companies in Europe, America and Asia.


There are currently 50 ballet and contemporary dance companies that have their works in their repertoire, including The English National Ballet, The Royal Winnipeg Ballet, Royal Ballet of Flanders, Royal Swedish Ballet, Riga Opera Ballet, Wiesbaden Staatstheater, Hannover Staatstheater, Ballet of l Opera de Bordeaux, Ballet du Capitole de Toulouse, The Cincinnati Ballet, Florida Ballet, The Juilliard Dance Ensemble, Singapore Dance Theater, National Company of Mexico, Ballet of the Municipal Theater of Rio de Janeiro, Ballet of Santiago, Chilean National Ballet, Ballet National Sodre, and Ballet of the Teatro Colón.


Among his works are, Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony, The Messiah, Flamma Flamma, The Tempest, Medea, Carmina Burana, A Streetcar Named Desire, The Rite of Spring, The 8 Seasons, Distant Light, Looking Through Glass, 4 Janis for Joplin, Firebird, Buenos Aires Stations, Crossings and The Song of the Earth.


Throughout his career he received numerous awards, including Choo-San Go Choreographic Award; the APES prize for the best production of the year, awarded by the Association of Critics of Chile; Konex Platinum Award as Best Choreographer of the Decade; The World Theaters Award for The Messiah; the Trinidad Guevara Prize; the Ace Award from the Association of Critics of Argentina; the Teatro XXI award for Now and Then; the María Ruanova prize, by the Argentine Dance Council; in 2003 he is a finalist for Distant Light at the Benois de la Danse International Grand Prix; and in 2014 he is again nominated for this prestigious award for La Canción de la Tierra, with music by Mahler. In 2007 he was sworn in two of the most important international awards, the Benois de la Danse, and the New York International Ballet Competition. In 2010 he is Jury of the Prix de Laussane in Switzerland.


In 2004, he took part as director and choreographer of the 18J film, made in commemoration of the tenth anniversary of the AMIA bombing. He is a guest teacher at MUDRA International, under the direction of Maurice Bejart, at the Juilliard School in New York, at the University of Iowa, and at Buenos Aires at the Art School of the Teatro Colón and the Dance Workshop at the San Martín Theater. . In 2008 he is decorated by the King of Belgium, as Knight of the Order of Leopold I for his great artistic contribution to the world of dance.


This is the third time he has mounted one of his creations with the BNS, the first time was a streetcar called Desire, later The Messiah and now Carmina Burana, having a special affection and respect for this company, which he considers one of the best from Latin America.