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Corola Goya

Stage Name

Birth Name

Carola Goya Carola Weller

    A talented Spanish dancer who had a elegant and stately demeanor traveled through Europe and the United States with her unique style of dance but based on heavy on tradition. Danced in many theatres and music halls as well as upper class places such as Carnegie Hall. Carola studied Spanish dance in New York as well as Madrid and ballet in New York with Michel Fokine and at the Metropolitan Opera Ballet School.

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    She is believed to have been the first performer to treat castanets o as solo instruments not just devices used in the dance. She gave many performances in symphonies and concertos for castanets, and used many different musicians such as Roman Gonzales over time, especially her sister Beatrice Weller, a Harpist. Her costumes were elegant and usually portrayed the different provinces of the dance.

    Carola died at her home in Manhattan due to a heart attack. She was 88.


Birth Place

Birth Date

Spouse

Offspring

New York 1906-5/17/1994 Yes n/a
     

Dance Types

Dance Partners

Music Titles

Andalusia Gitana Jose Greco Dance Company n/a
Espana Metropolitan Opera Ballet      
Fandanguillo Matteo Vittucci      
Farruca            
Flamenco            
Gitana        
Jota            
Ritual Fire Dance            
Spanish Dance            
Tango Giralda            
Tango Triana            

Night Clubs

Theaters

Stage

n/a Alhambra Theater n/a
      Carnegie Hall      
      Coliseum Theater      

Films

Television

Publications

n/a n/a 4/25/1931 - Milwaukee Journal
            5/17/1994 NY Times

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