Tripti Joshi (Editor)

Antonio Gades

Updated on
Share on FacebookTweet on TwitterShare on LinkedInShare on Reddit
Antonio Gades


Enrique Esteve

Antonio Gades Cineplexcom Bodas de Sangre

July 20, 2004, Madrid, Spain

Eugenia Eiriz (m. 2003–2004)

Maria Esteve, Celia Gades, Tamara Gades, Elsa Gades, Ignacio Gades

Blood Wedding, Carmen, Carlos Saura Dance Tri, Los Tarantos, With the East Wind

Similar People
Cristina Hoyos, Carlos Saura, Marisol, Maria Esteve, Laura del Sol

The Dance of Carmen - Antonio Gades & Carlos Saura, Teatro Real de Madrid

Antonio Esteve Ródenas or Antonio Gades (14 November 1936 in Elda, Alicante – 20 July 2004) was a Spanish flamenco dancer and choreographer. He helped to popularise the art form on the international stage. He was father of actress María Esteve and singer Celia Flores, daughters of his ex-partner Marisol, a popular actress and singer.


Antonio Gades A 10 aos de la muerte de Antonio Gades TEATRO NESCAF

Antonio gades farruca 1969


Antonio Gades Search Results

Gades's most notable works included dance adaptations of Prosper Merimée's Carmen and Federico García Lorca's Blood Wedding (Bodas de Sangre), as well as a feature-length adaptation of Manuel de Falla's 23-minute ballet El Amor Brujo.

Antonio Gades wwwbiografiasyvidascombiografiagfotosgadesjpg

In the 1990s, he toured the world with his show Fuenteovejuna, based on Lope de Vega's play of the same name.


Antonio Gades Antonio Gades profile Famous people photo catalog

Gades collaborated with the Spanish director Carlos Saura in the filming of the adaptations of Carmen and Blood Wedding, which also featured Cristina Hoyos.


Antonio Gades Antonio Gades profile Famous people photo catalog

Gades co-founded and became the artistic director of the Spanish National Ballet (Ballet Nacional de España) in 1978.

Personal life and death

Gades was prominent as a political activist in Alicante, where he proclaimed self-determination for the Catalan nation during the Spanish Transition between the late 1970s and early 1980s. He was a member of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Peoples of Spain, a Marxist-Leninist organization. In 1987 he was a member of the jury at the 15th Moscow International Film Festival.

He was married to the Spanish actress and singer Marisol for four years; they had three daughters.

He died in Madrid from cancer.


About six weeks before his death, Gades received the "Order of José Marti", one of the highest honors of Cuba, from Fidel Castro, in Havana, Cuba.

In 2004 his ashes were interred at the Mausoleum of the Frank País Second Eastern Front, a memorial cemetery in Santiago de Cuba.


  • Los Tarantos 1963
  • With the East Wind 1966
  • El amor brujo 1967
  • The Last Meeting 1967
  • Bodas de sangre 1981
  • Carmen 1983
  • El amor brujo 1986
  • References

    Antonio Gades Wikipedia

    Similar Topics