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  • Madrid
  • Madrid
  • Madrid
  • Sevilla
  • Sevilla
    • MADRID
    • TEATRO DE LA ZARZUELA
    • 10 to 22 December, 2019
    • The Teatro de la Zarzuela Orchestra. ORCAM
    • Director: Manuel Coves
    • NUTCRACKER / José Carlos Martínez
    • TICKETS
    • Picture: Carlos Quezada
    • MADRID
    • TEATRO DE LA ZARZUELA
    • 10 to 22 December, 2019
    • The Teatro de la Zarzuela Orchestra. ORCAM
    • Director: Manuel Coves
    • NUTCRACKER / José Carlos Martínez
    • TICKETS
    • Picture: Carlos Quezada
    • MADRID
    • TEATRO DE LA ZARZUELA
    • 10 to 22 December, 2019
    • The Teatro de la Zarzuela Orchestra. ORCAM
    • Director: Manuel Coves
    • NUTCRACKER / José Carlos Martínez
    • TICKETS
    • Picture: Jesús Vallinas
    • SEVILLA
    • TEATRO DE LA MAESTRANZA
    • 11 to 14 January, 2020
    • Symphonic Orchestra of Seville
    • Director: Manuel Coves
    • NUTCRACKER / José Carlos Martínez
    • TICKETS
    • Picture: Jesús Vallinas
    • SEVILLA
    • TEATRO DE LA MAESTRANZA
    • 11 to 14 January, 2020
    • Symphonic Orchestra of Seville
    • Director: Manuel Coves
    • NUTCRACKER / José Carlos Martínez
    • TICKETS
    • Picture: Jesús Vallinas
  • Madrid
    • MADRID

    • TEATRO DE LA ZARZUELA

    • 10 to 22 December, 2019

    • The Teatro de la Zarzuela Orchestra. ORCAM

    • Director: Manuel Coves

    • NUTCRACKER / José Carlos Martínez

    • TICKETS
    • Picture: Carlos Quezada
  • Madrid
    • MADRID

    • TEATRO DE LA ZARZUELA

    • 10 to 22 December, 2019

    • The Teatro de la Zarzuela Orchestra. ORCAM

    • Director: Manuel Coves

    • NUTCRACKER / José Carlos Martínez

    • TICKETS
    • Picture: Carlos Quezada
  • Madrid
    • MADRID

    • TEATRO DE LA ZARZUELA

    • 10 to 22 December, 2019

    • The Teatro de la Zarzuela Orchestra. ORCAM

    • Director: Manuel Coves

    • NUTCRACKER / José Carlos Martínez

    • TICKETS
    • Picture: Jesús Vallinas
  • Sevilla
    • SEVILLA

    • TEATRO DE LA MAESTRANZA

    • 11 to 14 January, 2020 - 20h

    • Symphonic Orchestra of Seville

    • Director: Manuel Coves

    • NUTCRACKER / José Carlos Martínez

    • TICKETS
    • Picture: Carlos Quezada
  • Sevilla
    • SEVILLA

    • TEATRO DE LA MAESTRANZA

    • 11 to 14 January, 2020 - 20h

    • Symphonic Orchestra of Seville

    • Director: Manuel Coves

    • NUTCRACKER / José Carlos Martínez

    • TICKETS
    • Picture: Carlos Quezada

CND2 - Rassemblement. Nacho Duato

CND2 REPERTOIRE ARCHIVE 90/10

Rassemblement. Dancer: Randy Castillo
  • Choreography: Nacho Duato
  • Music: Toto Bissainthe (Rasambléman)
  • Sets: Walter Nobbe
  • Costumes: Nacho Duato
  • Light Design: Nicolás Fischtel (A.A.I.) according to the original design by Dick Limdsctröm.
  • Staging: Lena Wennergren Juras
  • World premiere by Cullberg Ballet at Hjalmar Bergman Theater, Orebro, Sweden, February 27th, 1990. Premiere by Compañía Nacional de Danza at the Teatro de la Zarzuela, December 13th, 1991.

This time Duato has turned to Haiti and the music of Toto Bissainthe, with drive and sway. It has inspired Duato in the crisp, clear-cut style of Jardí Tancat. Four couples, in shades of grey working clothes, start calmly and build upto an arresting finish, with the word “liberté” repeated in the song.

Rassemblement is a creation which gradually, through the liberating powers of music and dance, proves to be an impressive, thrilling and audience affecting appeal for human rights. These songs are mostly slaves’ songs from the Voodoo cult. They express the daily life of the slaves, their longing for Africa, not as a geographical reality, but as a mythical land of freedom. They express their resistance and their refusal: resistance to the colonist, rejection of his politics, his religion, his culture and his language.

During the history of Haiti, the face of the master has often changed. Capitalism, developing in Haiti, has transformed the sense of Voodoo. The ethnographer came first, and then the tourist for whom folklore was produced with revived exotic excitement. Voodoo, which for the poor exploited peasants, had been a celebration of the African roots of their increasingly more unbearable way of life, became a “religion”, one of the tools of power.

The birth of Voodoo in a land of exile, the first common language among slaves of different ethnic backgrounds, was a vital creative moment, a cultural unification which was to transform the world: an opening for the confined. That is the moment we sing about. Using the traditional music of Haiti we meet with other musical forms to open a way towards a contemporary music that knows no frontiers.

Toto Bissainthe

Tickets

    • Don Quixote by José Carlos Martínez

    • MADRID (SPAIN)

    • TEATRO DE LA ZARZUELA
    • 10 to 22 December, 2019
    • External link to buy your tickets to see Carmen by the CND
    • The Nutcracker. José Carlos Martínez

    • SEVILLA (SPAIN)

    • TEATRO DE LA MAESTRANZA
    • 9 to 12 January, 2020 - 20h
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    • MADRID (SPAIN)

    • AUDITORIO NACIONAL DE MÚSICA
    • 8 March, 2020
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    • Carmen Johan Inger. Picture: Jong-Duk Woo

    • VALENCIA (SPAIN)

    • PALAU DE LES ARTS
    • 26 to 29 March, 2020
    • External link to buy your tickets to see the CND in the Palau de les Arts
    • Carmen by Johan Inger

    • PERPIGNAN (FRANCE)

    • THÉÂTRE DE L'ARCHIPEL
    • 6 & 7 May, 2020
    • External link to buy your tickets to see the CND in Théâtre de l'Archipel
      • Por Vos Muero. Nacho Duato

      • LUDWIGSBURG (GERMANY)

      • FORUM AM SCHLOSSPARK LUDWIGSBURG
      • 17 & 18 July, 2020

Auditions

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