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CND2 - Fractus. Luisa María Arias


Fractus. Dancer: Nandita Shankardass
  • Choreography: Luisa María Arias
  • Music: Antonio Mariscal (Miguel Tallada, collaboration)
  • Sets: Luisa María Arias
  • Costumes: Cecile Christy
  • Light design: Nicolás Fischtel
  • World premiere by Compañía Nacional de Danza 2 at Teatro de Madrid, March 17th 2011.

A troubled society united by the same rate and momentum which declares the need to look into another way, perhaps towards the essence of being.

CND2 - Ewes. Amaury Lebrun


Ewes. Dance Partners
  • Choreography: Amaury Lebrun
  • Music: Einstürzende Neubauten, Anouar Brahem, Ossur Johanessen, John Zorn, Melancholy Accordion, 16 Horsepower
  • Sets and costumes: Amaury Lebrun
  • Lighting Design: David Pérez
  • Premiered by the Compañía Nacional de Danza 2 at Teatro de Madrid, on 4th February 2010.

Ewes means water in Langue d’oil, an old French language.

The work arose “from a need to reflect on our world and its future. Water as life, flowing, grandness, strength, joy, purity …, but also as drought, luxury, sweat …”. Scarcity of water affects all continents and more than 40 per cent of the population on the planet. In the not too distant future, two thirds of the world population could find itself faced with a shortage of this liquid element.

If we do not have water, if it does not rain … Would water prices rise? Would it become such a luxury as champagne? What could one offer a thirsty person if there is no water?

CND2 - Axis. Gentian Doda 2006


Axis. Scene with a dancer
  • Choreography: Gentian Doda
  • Music: Robert Henke (Monolake), RFT, Mira Calix and Raphael Saada
  • Set design: Susana Riazuelo
  • Costumes: Jaime Roque
  • Lighting Design: Gentian Doda and Lucas González
  • Stage design: Odeón Decorados
  • Costume design: The Company’s own wardrobe department
  • Duration: 19 min
  • Premiered by the Compañía Nacional de Danza 2 at the Teatro de Madrid, on the 19th of May 2006.

With Axis, Gentian Doda joins the cast of young choreographers to have their work performed by the Compañía Nacional de Danza 2. After creating two pieces for the CND Workshop, Gentian here presents his new production, created specifically for the Company’s young dancers.

Any search for equilibrium must take place between order and chaos and is plagued with numerous confused elements and moments of stagnation. Axis seeks to submerge us in the centre of the whole process.

Raphael Saada has composed part of the music, as well as arranging it and ensuring that the whole has shape.

CND2 - Carmen Replay. Tony Fabre


  • Carmen Replay. Refugees groupChoreography: Tony Fabre
  • Music: David del Puerto, played by Rejoice!
  • (David del Puerto: guitar; Ángel Luis Cataño: accordion; Laia Falcón: singer)
  • Costumes: Nuria Barrio
  • Sets and Light design: Giovanni Carluccio
  • Video-making: Luca Scarzella
  • Videomaker assistant: Michele Innocente
  • World premiere by Compañía Nacional de Danza 2 at Auditorio Padre Soler of the Universidad Carlos III Leganés, 13th of May, 2010

* Co-production by the Teatro Real in Madrid and the Compañía Nacional de Danza, within the setting of the Pedagogical Project by that theatre.

David del Puerto: “Composing for the adolescent public the work is first intended for is, of course, an initiatory ordeal. I have attempted to meet the standards by creating music full of doorways for today’s adolescents and I hope to have left the key in each of them so they are not difficult to enter. The work provides a tour of approximately an hour through the main episodes and scenes of the libretto by Meilhac and Halévy for Bizet and is composed for my trio Rejoice!”

Tony Fabre: “Carmen replay is a narrative work. Both the dancers and I have adapted to a different way of working from that we are normally used to. I have had to stick to a storyline and ensure that it was perfectly understood through movement. It has been an interesting, while difficult process and that is always, at least, enrichening”.

CND2 - Holberg Suite. Tony Fabre 2000


Holberg Suite. Dancers
  • Choreography: Tony Fabre
  • Music: Edvard Grieg (Holberg Suite)
  • Costumes: Tony Fabre (in collaboration with Ismael Aznar)
  • Light Design: Nicolás Fischtel (A.A.I.)
  • World premiere by the Compañía Nacional de Danza 2 at Teatro Albéniz in Madrid, on May 25, 2000.

Holberg Suite is Tony Fabre's choreography inspired by the music of the Norwegian composer Edvard Grieg (1843-1907).

Grieg's music offers to Fabre the ideal accompaniment for an abstract work where the images happen without a plot and provide him total freedom at the moment of creation. The absence of scenery makes the music and choreography the only protagonists of this trip. With this work the spectator is invited to clear his mind: to liberate it in order to enjoy this.

Edvard Grieg composed this score for the celebration of the bicentennial of the birth of the Norwegian playwright Ludvig Holberg, also known as the Molière of the North. Grieg is the most famous Norwegian composer and the first Scandinavian composer universally recognised.

Tony Fabres' Obituary