Polvo eres

Juan Carlos Santamaría

- In memory of Juan Carlos Santamaría (San Sebastián 1964/Cabezón de Pisuerga, 22 October, 2016)

“Thank you, Dance, for having loved me like one of your own children”
-J.C. Santamaría-

Baroque influence permeates Polvo (Dust), the first work created by the Company’s then director, Juan Carlos Santamaría, after he had been awarded the Premio Nacional de Danza 2008, in the ‘Creation’ category. The wonderful music of the 18th Century takes central stage in this work, drawing the spectator to a series of dazzling and poetic images in which life and death move hand in hand by way of a physical and visual dance.

  • World premiere: Santamaría Compañía de Danza at Teatro Victoria Eugenia, San Sebastián (Spain), February 27th 2010
  • Premiere by Compañía Nacional de Danza: at Teatro de la Zarzuela de Madrid (Spain), December 21th 2016


  • Choreography:
    Juan Carlos Santamaría
  • Music:
    Giovanni Battista Pergolesi (1710-1736), Stabat Mater Dolorosa
  • Length:
    1h. 30 minutes
  • Premiere cast CND:
    Aída Badía, Erez Ilan