Next Season 22/23

Nueva temporada - New Season

Let dance transform you!

The Compañía Nacional de Danza (CND) presents its programming for the 22/23 season:
– 15 cities (7 abroad)
– 59 shows
– 13 premieres (4 absolute premieres)

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The Compañía Nacional de Danza (CND) approaches the 22/23 season with an array of
premieres and tours.

As October begins, the CND kicks off its dance season at Madrid’s Teatro Real. Jirí Kylián,
Nacho Duato, Sol León, Paul Lightfoot and Andrea Schermoly will be the choreographers
making up this new programme. With a wide variety of music and inspirations, the recreations
of all these different choreographic moments provide the great prelude to a programme that
will culminate with the performance of Bella Figura. This 1995 creation by Jirí Kylián, now
considered a masterpiece, invites us to reflect upon art by way of " A journey in time, light and
space, addressing the ambiguity of aesthetics, performances and dreams." A benchmark in the
world of dance today.

This same programme will travel to Germany, where it can be seen at the Bonn Opera and in
Ludwigshafen. In November, the CND will visit the island of Cuba with the choreography
Carmen, by Johan Inger. Since its premiere in 2015, Carmen has become one of the iconic
pieces of our company’s repertoire. This season, the legendary cigarette maker will also visit
Burgos, Rennes (France) and the Palau de les Arts, in Valencia.

In December, the CND will appear at the Teatros del Canal, in Madrid, with a programme
combining three premieres (two of them absolute premieres) and a revival of Balanchine’s
classic, Tchaikovsky Pas de Deux, an exhibition of technique and energy.

The other additions to the repertoire are as follows: Passengers Within, a new creation by
CND director Joaquín De Luz, for 18 dancers and set to music by Philip Glass; Sinatra Suite, by
Twyla Tharp, for lovers of Frank Sinatra’s music with a light-hearted ballroom dance duo,
created for Baryshnikov and, finally, Where you are, I feel, by the young and promising Italian
choreographer Valentino Zucchetti, “celebration of fluid romance in all its facets”.

The piece Morgen; by Nacho Duato, inspired by the scourge of suicide, can be seen in Madrid,
both in the Teatro Real and the Teatro Fernán Gómez, as well as in the Bonn and Ludwigshafen
(Germany), Bogotá (Colombia) and two further Spanish cities, Valladolid and Albacete. In
Paradisum, by Antonio Ruz, will be programmed for different places, including Bogotá. In July,
to close the season at the Teatro de la Zarzuela, the CND will once again demonstrate its huge
capacity to stage original pieces from its repertoire, with another four premieres (1 of them an
absolute premiere), bringing together choreographers of such renown as Jeromme Robbins,
Peter Martins, Justin Peck, Twyla Tharp, George Balanchine and De Luz himself. This double bill pays tribute to dance in USA—the starting point of Joaquín De Luz’s international dance career and the country where he danced and lived for 23 years.

At the same time, the CND’s educational project, through its department CND Educa,
continues going from strength to strength. Here. projects of a social nature are being
developed with the aim of bringing dance closer to younger and older kids, the elderly, people
with varying capacities and capabilities and those at risk of social exclusion. We offer
accessible projects to bring the CND and the art of dance closer to our community, showing
how dance can favour holistic development in individuals at the different stages of life and in
the most diverse of circumstances.

– The Giselle didactic guide presentation
– Open CND
– Emerging talent
– Mornings with the CND
– Family dance
– Reading of the Carmen and Giselle stories
– Dancing with the dragon workshop, inspired by the story of Carmen
– Mentoring
– Creation residencies
– Collaboration with the High Commissioner against Child Poverty