Sara Hurtado and Adrià Díaz, making history for Spain

In Budapest, at this year’s edition of the Europeans, Sara Hurtado and Adrià Díaz’ free program was one of the most appreciated routines. It had everything: a powerful story (the relationship between Pablo Picasso and Dora Maar), intricate choreography, complicated and unusual lifts, innovative exits from the twizzles, a music that gave you shivers (the soundrack of the movie “Surviving Picasso” and “Le Di a la Caza Alcance”, sang by Estrella Morente) – and a lot of drama; therefore when Adrià fell, 16 seconds before the end of the program, a deep sigh was heard in the arena. That much you wanted them to succeed. And, actually, they did succeed: Sara and Adrià finished the 2014 Europeans on the tenth place (after being 16th and 15th at the 2012 and 2013 editions of the continental competition). And, less than three weeks from now, the Spaniards will enter the ice dancing event in Sochi (Russia), already making history for their country: they are the first dancers to have qualified an Olympic entry for Spain.

Here’s a photo-gallery of Sara and Adrià in Budapest, while practicing and performing their wonderful free dance. Enjoy.

by Florentina Tone

1

2

5

6

7

8

9

10

11

12

14

15

16

17

18

19

20 Sara

20 Sara si Adria

20 Sara suit

21

22

23

24

25

26

27

28

28 Sara

28 Sara and Adria

29

29 Sara Adria

30

31

32

Read here Inside Skating’ interview with Sara Hurtado, after the 2014 Europeans.