Herodias, World Premiere 2004

The world premiere of Herodias, a Flamenco Ballet, had a stellar cast of international dancers and musicians, bringing to life a timeless story based on the novel of the same name by Gustave Flaubert. The premier of Herodias took place August 13 and 14, 2004, at the Miracle Theatre in Coral Gables, Florida.
This production explores the story of Salome from the point view of her mother Herodias, wife of King Herod. The cast of Herodias featured flamenco sensation Siudy Garrido in the leading role of Salome, who also collaborated on the choreography with Ballet Flamenco La Rosa Artistic Director Ilisa Rosal, who danced the role of Herodias. Renowned star and First Dancer of the National Ballet of Spain Curillo de Bormujos danced the role of King Herod.
This magnificent work was created in collaboration with Harmonic Motion Middle Eastern Dance Theatre, creating original music with Flamenco Guitarist Diego Franco and Singer Johana Jimenez from Spain. The passionate vocals and exquisite instrumentation in both styles create a haunting and ageless resonance.

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