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La Línea del Tiempo

La Línea del Tiempo

Cronología y orden temporal de los acontecimientos fundamentales en la vida artística de esta creadora singular

Born in Sevilla

Cristina Hoyos, born on 13th June 1946, daughter of Apolinar Hoyos and Cristina Panadero.

Debuted at the age of 12

She made her debut at the age of 12 in the children's show Galas Juveniles. Among her teachers were Adelita Domingo and Enrique El Cojo.

Debut in tablaos

Not yet old enough to be a professional, she made her debut in the tablao "El Patio Andaluz" in Seville.

International debut of Cristina Hoyos

Cristina's debut took place in 1964, in the theatre of the Spanish Pavilion at the New York World's Fair, in the United States.

She continues her dance studies in Madrid

She began her dance studies with various teachers in Madrid and worked in different tablaos in the capital.

Joins the Antonio Gades Company

Antonio Gades incorporates her in his company as a dance partner, with whom she remains for 2 decades, until 1988, during which time they tour the best theatres in the world.

Bodas de Sangre (Blood Wedding)

Bodas de Sangre opens in Rome. She plays the leading role, that of the Bride.

Preparing for its premiere in Japan

Prepares with her teacher Enrique el Cojo to perform in Japan

Success in Japan

Her performances in Japan are a success.

1 year stay in Japan

Performs for 1 year at the tablao "El Flamenco" in Tokyo.

Return to Japan

Returns to Japan to perform again on stage.

Joins the Spanish National Ballet

Under the direction of Antonio Gades, she is the principal flamenco dancer.

Film "Bodas de Sangre", by Carlos Saura.

It is the first part of the trilogy on flamenco by this director and Cristina Hoyos plays the leading role, that of the "Bride".

Film "Carmen", by Carlos Saura

Second installment of the film trilogy.

For her role, Cristina won the "Best Supporting Actress" award at the 39th edition of the Círculo de Escritores Cinematográficos medals.

In 1983 "Carmen" was presented in Paris with Cristina Hoyos in the leading role, a role for which she was described as the best Carmen danced to date.

Choreography Carmen

Choreographed for Julia Migenes, the Carmen, by Francesco Rossi.

Premiere in Paris

Premiere in Paris of Carmen by Ballet Antonio Gades with Cristina Hoyos.

Film "El Amor Brujo" (The Witch Love)

It is the third part of the trilogy and Cristina plays the leading role, that of "Candela". The film won two Goya awards for best cinematography and best costume design.

Film "The White Whale"

She plays the role of Picasso's mother in the film "La Ballena blanca" by José María Sánchez.

Television series, Juncal, by Jaime de Armiñán

Cristina Hoyos plays the role of "Rosario" in this 7-episode TV series, sharing the screen with Francisco Rabal and Lola Flores, among others.

Debut Ballet Cristina Hoyos

Debuts with her company "BALLET CRISTINA HOYOS" at the Rex Theatre in Paris, opening the Paris Festival.

She played the leading role in Montoyas y Tarantos, by Vicente Escribá.

Cristina Hoyos played the lead role, playing "María la Taranto". The film was nominated in seven categories, including Best Film, at the IV edition of the Goya Awards in 1990, of which it won two: Best Sound and Best Original Score.

She acted in the film "Los Angeles", by Jacob Berger.

Cristina Hoyos plays "La Molina" in this international co-production Spain-Belgium-France-Switzerland.

First Flamenco company to perform at the Paris Opera and Stockholm Opera.

The Ballet Cristina Hoyos performs at the Opera Theatre of Paris-Palais Garnier, with a resounding success; it is the first flamenco company to perform at the Opera of Paris and the Opera of Stockholm. (rep.)

Choreographs the opera "Carmen"

Choreographs the opera "Carmen" for London's Covent Garden, directed by Nuria Espert and Zubin Metha.

Premieres the shows "Yerma" and "Lo Flamenco"

Cristina Hoyos premieres "Yerma" and "Lo Flamenco" at the Champs Elysées Theatre in Paris.

Universal Exhibition in Seville

Cristina Hoyos performs in one of the most important events in the world, the Universal Exhibition of Seville, which took place in the Andalusian capital for 6 months.

1992 Barcelona Olympic Games

Cristina Hoyos had the honour of performing the opening and closing ceremonies at the 1992 Barcelona Olympic Games.

Performance in London

Performs with her play "Sueños flamencos" in London, UK.  (rep)

Success with Sueños Flamenco and world tour

With his Sueños Flamencos he performs in the best theatres in the world with resounding success.

"Caminos Andaluces" at the Théâtre Chatelet in Paris

She presents his show "CAMINOS ANDALUCES" at the Théâtre du Châtelet in Paris.

Returns to Japan to perform

Returns to Japan to perform after her hits Sueños Flamencos and Caminos.

Film La Antártida, by Manuel Huerga

La Antártida is released, a film that gets 4 Goya nominations, winning the Goya for Best Cinematography.

Choreography "Cuadro Flamenco"

Choreography "Cuadro Flamenco" with sets by Picasso for the Théâtre de l' Opéra de Nice, in France.

Debut of "Arsa y Toma"

Debut of her new show "ARSA Y TOMA", with costumes by Christian Lacroix, at the Théâtre de l' Opéra d'Avignon.

Image of the Junta de Andalucía

After her breast cancer, she becomes the image of the Junta de Andalucía.

Choreographed the film "The Hunchback"

Choreographed the film "The Hunchback" by Peter Medak, choreographed by the famous actress Salma Hayek.

Presents "Al compás del Tiempo"

The company Cristina Hoyos presents "AL COMPÁS DEL TIEMPO", at the Villa Marta Theatre in Jerez de la Frontera. It was a great success at the Mogador Theatre in Paris with a full house for 3 weeks and was presented at the Helsinki Opera House.

Performance at the Palau de la Música

Performed with Luis Llach at the Palau de la Música, in Catalonia.

Starring in Carmen 2, with premiere in Turin, Italy

Starred as an actress and in Italian in the opera buffa Carmen 2- Le retour by Jérôme Savari at the Teatro Regio in Turin.

Choreographed the Italian and French figure skating teams

Choreographed the choreography for the Italian and French figure skating teams that won first and second prize at the XCI World Figure Skating Championships in Vancouver, Canada.

Premiere of Tierra Adentro

Premiere of the show Tierra Adentro.

Despacito y a compás

She stars in the film based on his life "Despacito y a compás", directed by Marta Molins.

Presents "Yerma".

Presents the show "YERMA" in the Generalife Gardens of the Alhambra in Granada, which is seen by more than 60,000 spectators.

Director of the Ballet Flamenco de Andalucía.

In January 2004 she is appointed director of the BALLET FLAMENCO DE ANDALUCÍA.

Biography of Cristina Hoyos

The Diputación de Sevilla publishes her first biography Cristina Hoyos, un sendero para la Gloria, written by Manuel Martín Martín.

Presents "Viaje al Sur"

Presents in the Gran Teatro de Córdoba the show "VIAJE AL SUR", with which they tour a large part of the world.

Publication of the book "Ánimo pa'lante"

Publication of the book about her experience with breast cancer Ánimo pa'lante.

Founding of the Museum of Flamenco Dance

In April 2006 inaugurates the Museum of Flamenco Dance in Seville, and currently directs it.

Second Biography

The Lara Foundation publishes her second biography, Cristina Hoyos, gracias a la vida, written by Juan Manuel Suárez Japón.

Presented "Romancero Gitano"

In the summer of 2006 she presents the show "ROMANCERO GITANO" in the gardens of the Generalife de la Alambra, based on Lorca's work.

Opening of the Seville Flamenco Biennial

Opens the Seville Flamenco Biennial with Medea by Manolo Sanlúcar.

Presented "Poema del Cante Jondo en el café de Chinitas"

In July 2009 opens in Granada "POEMA DEL CANTE JONDO en el café de Chinitas" based on both works by Lorca.

Chinese New Year

Performs on Chinese TV in the celebration of the Chinese New Year, being the first Spanish company to perform in the show.

Film "Verde que te quiero Verde"

Starring in the film directed by Caroline Chomienne.

Conference in Buenos Aires

Conference at the Margarita Xirgu Theatre entitled "Mis antecesoras, el lado femenino del baile flamenco" ("My predecessors, the feminine side of flamenco dance"

in which she performs, dances and sings, in Argentina.

Conference en La Habana

Conference in Habana at the Hubert de Blanck Theatre in Havana, Cuba.

Choreography "El Gato Montés"

Choreography of the opera "El Gato Montés" directed by José Carlos Plaza.

Documentary at the Helga de Alvear Museum

She participates in the dance documentary for the Helga de Alvear Museum in Cáceres.

Choreographs the show “Olé Olá”

Choreographs the show “Olé Olá” for the renovated Teatro Eslava in Madrid.

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