Contado en rojo

Nicolo Fonte

Fonte draws his inspiration directly from affective relationships, from the absence of communication. The ballet tries to be an exploration to come to a concrete dialogue that never takes place.

  • World premiere by Compañía Nacional de Danza: at Auditorio de Galicia, Santiago de Compostela (Spain), April 8th 2000

It is through a language so particular and abstract as that of movement, that this communication is finally produced, thus solving a long-lasting conflict. Fonte penetrates the world of colour, of plasticity of textures, to express a stream of energy, using red to represent the life force. Red/blood, red/passion, red/volcanic explosion, telluric nucleus that emerges with violence, with anxiety, as a liberation…

Fonte dedicates Contado en rojo to his father.


  • Choreography:
    Nicolo Fonte
  • Music:
    Michael Gordon and Giovanni Sollima
  • Set Design:
    Nicolo Fonte
  • Costume Design :
    Nicolo Fonte and Ismael Aznar
  • Lighting Design:
    Nicolás Fischtel (A.A.I.)
  • Set made by:
  • Costumes made by:
    CND wardrobe
  • Running time:
    22' 53''
  • Premiere cast:
    Luisa María Arias, Ana María López, Ruth Maroto, Lesley Telford, Karen Waldie, Emmanuelle Broncin, África Guzmán, Catherine Habasque, Thomas Klein, Nicolás Maire, Kim McCarthy, Ivano Rossetti