Dreams of Ether

Nacho Duato

"Dreams of Ether" was originally created by Nacho Duato for the prestigious Nederlands Dans Theater. The piece takes us into a dream world, where eight women dance their dreams/nightmares within an extremely oppressive atmosphere.

  • World premiere by: Nederlands Dans Theater at Lucent Dans Theater, Den Haag (Holland), September 11th 1986
  • Premiere by CND: at Palacio de Festivales de Cantabria, Santander (Spain), April 5th 2002

The music by Landowski calls for a world where everything turns into a metaphysical speech, through which one can understand life through sounds. Joy, meditation, sorrow, frustration, desire, all these emotions developed by the eight performers in this ballet have their roots in the Concert pour Ondes Martenot for percussion and string orchestra by the wonderful French composer.


  • Choreography:
    Nacho Duato
  • Music:
    Carlos Chávez (Sifonía India, 1936)
  • Musical recoding:
    Ediciones Choudens
  • Set Design:
    Nacho Duato
  • Costume Design:
    Lourdes Frías
  • Lighting Design:
    Brad Fields
  • Set made by:
    Cristina García González
  • Costume made by:
    sastrería CND
  • Length:
    18 minutes
  • Premiere cast CND:
    Tamako Akiyama, Iratxe Ansa, Liu Balocchi, Mar Baudesson, Emmanuelle Broncin, África Guzmán, Cristina Hortigüela, Yolanda Martín