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Tamara Rojo

Chooses Mats Ek's ballet The House of Bernarda for Front Row's Cultural Exchange

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Ballerina
Artistic Director of English National Ballet and former principal dancer at the Royal Ballet

The House of Bernarda by Mats Ek

Tamara Rojo talks to John Wilson about her favourite work of art, a ballet by the pioneering choreographer Mats Ek, based on Federico García Lorca's play The House of Bernarda Alba and created for the Swedish Cullberg Ballet company in 1978.

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