Cor Perdut

Nacho Duato

"Cor Perdut" is a pas de deux inspired by the song Bir Demet Yasemen, in the Catalan version that María del Mar Bonet elaborated from a theme with traditional nuances by the Armenian M. J. Berberian.

  • World premiere by: the Nederlands Dans Theater 2 at The Hague (Holland), April 27th 1989
  • Premiere by CND: at Centro Cultural de la Villa, Madrid (Spain), June 30th 1990
  • Premiere by CND2: at Teatro de Madrid, Madrid (Spain), January 22nd 2009

“It’s no use crying / it’s no use dying / the desire is stronger / he follows the path alone”, laments the impressive voice of María del Mar Bonet, whose power of suggestion over Duato (who created Cor perdut as a gift birthday to the Majorcan singer), seems incontestable after Jardí tancat (1983) and Arenal (1988), two of the Valencian’s most brilliant choreographies, both based on music by this performer. To the syncopated and hypnotic rhythm of the Tunisian percussions, the two dancers recreate the dynamic and expressive body language of this choreographer with the same sorrowful fluidity transmitted by the voice of María del Mar Bonet.
Patricia García Ríos


  • Choreography:
    Nacho Duato
  • Music:
    María del Mar Bonet
  • Costumes and Lighting Design:
    Nacho Duato
  • Length:
    6 minutes
  • Premiere cast CND:
    Catherine Allard, Nacho Duato
  • Premiere cast CND2:
    Macarena González, Eliton Barros