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Without Words. Nacho Duato

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Without Word de Nacho Duato
  • Choreography: Nacho Duato
  • Music: Franz Schubert 
  • Sets and Costumes: Nacho Duato 
  • Light Design: Brad Fields (based on the original idea of Nacho Duato)
  • Premiered by American Ballet Theater at City Center in New York, October 29th, 1998. Premiered by Compañía Nacional de Danza at Teatro Arriaga in Bilbao, December 9th, 1998.

Without Words is Nacho Duato’s second work for the prestigious American Ballet Theater company. The title refers to Schubert’s songs scores, which are instrumental music, music without words. Mischa Malsky transcribed for cello the composition’s voices in a recording in which the pianist Daria Hovora also participated. As in the songs, the choreographer strips the dancing of any evident romantic atmosphere. Love and death appear as the central subjects derived from the music, but through Duato the work is presented with a contemporary contribution to the 19th century's obsession, so present in Schubert’s creations. A new world, with all its possibilities, is revealed in a dark existential scenographic space typical of the 20th century. Duato shows a universal vital cycle in all its spontaneity, free of unnecessary alignments and ornaments.

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    • PERPIGNAN (FRANCE)

    • THÉÂTRE DE L'ARCHIPEL
    • 6 & 7 May, 2020
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    • OVIEDO

    • TEATRO CAMPOAMOR
    • 16 May, 2020
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    • BURGOS

    • FORUM EVOLUTION DE BURGOS
    • 23 May, 2020
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    • SAN SEBASTIÁN

    • AUDITORIO KURSAAL
    • 26 May, 2020
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      • LUDWIGSBURG (GERMANY)

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

    • Auditions. Jardín Infinito. Nacho Duato

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