Cor perdut

Nacho Duato

Cor perdut is a pas de deux inspired by the Catalan version of the song Bir Demet Ysemen by Mª del Mar Bonet. This particular interpretation is based upon a theme with traditional nuances composed by the Armenian M.J. Berberian.

  • World premiere: Nederlands Dans Theater 2 in Den Haag (Holland), April 27th 1989
  • Premiere by CND: Compañía Nacional de Danza at Centro Cultural de la Villa, Madrid (Spain), June 30th 1990

“It’s no use crying/it’s no use dying/desire is stronger/it goes its own way”, laments the impressive voice of Mª del Mar Bonet,. Her hypnotic power on Duato ‑who created Cor perdut as a birthday present for the Majorcan singer, is unquestionable, considering that two of the Valencian’s most brilliant choreographies are Jardí tancat (1983) and Arenal (1988), both to music by this interpreter. To the syncopatic and hypnotic rhythm of the Tunisian percussion instrument, the two dancers bring to life this choreographer’s dynamic corporal and expressive language with the same anxious fluency transmitted by the voice of Mª del Mar Bonet.
Patricia García Ríos


  • Choreography:
    Nacho Duato
  • Music:
    María del Mar Bonet
  • Costume Design :
    Nacho Duato
  • Lighting Design:
    Nacho Duato
  • Duration:
    6 minutes