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COMPAÑIA NACIONAL DE DANZA

JOAQUIN DE LUZ, Artistic Director

 

Biography

COMPAÑIA NACIONAL DE DANZA

Programs

CASI-CASA

Choreography : Mats Ek

Assistants : Mariko Aoyama and Ana Laguna

Music : Fleshquartet

Sets and costumes : Peder Freiij

Lights : Erik Berglund

Length : 44 minutes

Premiere the May 16th 2014 at the Teatro Central de Sevilla

"I watch a lot of film and theater. And look at a lot of art. But what's important to me most is reading the newspaper, watching my children, watching animals move in the park, watching the traffic - things that are not meant to be seen. Social staging, as such, is very rich". Mats Ek 

SOIREE NACHO DUATO

REMANSOS / WHITE DARKNESS / MORGEN (new work 2022)

 

REMANSOS

Choreography: Nacho Duato

Music: Enrique Granados

Costume and Set Design: Nacho Duato

Lighting Design: Nicolás Fischtel (A.A.I.), after the original design by Nacho Duato and Brad Fields

Duration: 23'

 

WHITE DARKNESS

Choreography: Nacho Duato

Music: Karl Jenkins (Adiemus Variations -Adiemus-Songs of Sanctuary-, String Quartet nº 2, Passacaglia)

Costume Design: Lourdes Frías

Set Design: Jaffar Chalabi

Lighting Design: Joop Caboort

Duration: 24' 50''

 

MORGEN

Choreography: Nacho Duato

Music: Pedro Alcade

Set and costumes Design: Nacho Duato

Lights Design: Nicolás Fischtel (A.A.I.)

Duration: 30' (approx.)

 

With this programme, Joaquin de Luz wishes to add Nacho Duato's name to the company's repertoire once again. Two emblematic pieces from Nacho Duato's repertoire are added to a new exclusive creation by the choreographer for the company. A commission from its new artistic director Joaquin de Luz.

 

Remansos

You might as well live. Remansos, premiered in New York by the American Ballet Theater on November 1997, received mayor praise by the critics. Expressive strength, geometric lines, dynamic use of space and forms, were some of the remarks on the work by Duato. On the basis of that first version, the choreographer extended the piece for Compañía Nacional de Danza, choreographing three of the most beautiful popular dances by the composer on this occasion to create this Remansos.

 

White Drakness

The choreographer researched choreographic formulae through the movement and starting from a deep musical knowledge. These choreographic formulae enlarge his vocabulary departing always from the dancers' potential expressiveness.

 

Morgen

Duato gets back with a new creation for Compañía Nacional de Danza. Next world premiere for CND, Morgen, is due on February 25th at Palacio de Festivales de Cantabria, Santander (Spain). Nacho Duato was artistic director of CND during 20 years (1990-2010).


Resumé, Dorothy Parker

Razors pain you;

Rivers are damp;

Acids stain you;

And drugs cause cramp.

Guns aren’t lawful;

Nooses give;

Gas smells awful;

You might as well live.


CARMEN

Choreography : Johan Inger


Assistant choreographer : Urtzi Aranburu 

Music : Rodion Shchedrin and Georges Bizet 

Original additional music : Marc Álvarez 

Costume design : David Delfín


Dramaturgy : Gregor Acuña-Pohl

Scenography : Curt Allen Wilmer


Lighting design: Tom Visser


Length : 90 minutes

 

World premiere by the Compañía Nacional de Danza at the Teatro de la Zarzuela, Madrid (Spain), 9th April 2015

When Johan Inger from Sweden was commissioned by the CND to
arrange a new version of Carmen, a work of a markedly Spanish character, he saw himself up against a huge challenge but also a great opportunity. His approach to this universal myth would have to bring on something new. To this end, Inger decided to focus on the issue of violence, approaching it with a pure, uncontaminated view... that of a child. Based on this viewpoint, Inger creates a character who prompts us into watching everything happening before us through innocent eyes, while at the same time we witness the transformation of that bystander.

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