Get to know the details of the New Season 22/23

New Season

The Compañía Nacional de Danza presented yesterday, Wednesday September 14th, in the ambigú of the Teatro de la Zarzuela, its new Season 22/23.

Joaquín De Luz, accompanied by Joan Francesc Marco, general director of INAEM, announced yesterday his wide proposal of tours and premieres for this season:

– 19 stages
– 64 performances
– 11 premieres
– 3 world premieres

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The Compañía Nacional de Danza faces the 22/23 season with a wide range of premieres and tours.

In early October, the CND will inaugurate the season at the Teatro Real. Jirí Kylián, Nacho Duato, Sol León, Paul Lightfoot and Andrea Schermoly will be the choreographers that will make up this new program. With diverse music and inspirations, the recreations of the different choreographic moments will complete a great program, which will start with the performance of Bella Figura. This 1995 creation by Jirí Kylián, already a masterpiece, invites us to reflect on art.

The same program will travel to Germany, where it will be performed at the Bonn Opera and in Ludwigshafen. Continuing with its vocation as Spain’s cultural ambassador abroad, in November the CND will visit the island of Cuba with the choreography Carmen, by Johan Inger. Carmen has become, since its premiere in 2015, one of the iconic pieces in the repertoire of our formation. This season, the mythical cigarrera will also visit Burgos, Rennes (France), Granada and Valencia.

In December, the CND will be present at the Teatros del Canal in Madrid with a program that brings together several additions to the repertoire, including Passengers Within, a new creation by the director of the CND, Joaquín De Luz, for 18 dancers, on music by Philip Glass and Where you are, I feel, by the young and promising Italian choreographer Valentino Zucchetti, “a celebration of fluid romance in all its facets”. The program will be completed by Ricardo Amarante’s Love Fear Loss, with live music by Marcos Madrigal, based on the love songs of Edith Piaf.

Nacho Duato’s Morgen;, inspired by the scourge of suicide, can be seen in Madrid, Teatro Real and Teatro Fernán Gómez, Bonn and Ludwigshafen (Germany), Bogotá (Colombia), Montevideo (Uruguay), Valladolid and Albacete. In Paradisum, by Antonio Ruz, will also be programmed in different venues, including Bogota.

In July, to close the season at the Teatro de la Zarzuela, the CND will once again demonstrate its enormous capacity to stage original pieces in its repertoire, bringing together in two programs choreographers of the stature of Jirí Kylián, Jeromme Robbins, Peter Martins, Justin Peck, Twyla Tharp, George Balanchine, Sol León and Paul Lightfoot and De Luz himself.

In addition, the Compañía Nacional de Danza continues with its educational project, which is gaining more and more strength, through its department CND Educa. Social projects will be developed with the aim of bringing dance to children, young people, seniors, people with different abilities and those at risk of social exclusion. We offer accessible projects that bring the CND and the art of dance to our community, showing how dance favors the integral development of the person in the different stages of life and in the most diverse situations.

– Presentation didactic guide Giselle
– CND in open
– Emerging talent
– Mornings with CND
– Family dance
– Reading of the story Carmen and Giselle
– Workshop Dancing with the dragon, inspired by the story of Carmen
– Mentoring
– Collaboration with the High Commission against Child Poverty

In addition, in this season 22/23 the National Dance Company launches its program of choreographic workshops and announces the 8th edition of creative residencies.

Hasta el alba, a documentary by Horacio Alcalá for the CND, will continue to be presented at numerous festivals throughout the season, including Menorca (Hauser & Wirth) and Australia (Inspired Dance Film Festival).

At the end of the press conference in the ambigú of the Teatro de la Zarzuela, attendees were able to chat and exchange impressions around a great wine and a delicious ham courtesy of the sponsorships of La Estrella del Jamón and Catatú Bodegas Lambuena.