Extremely Close

Alejandro Cerrudo

This richly textured work envelopes its dynamism in conceptual art.

  • World premiere by: Hubbard Street Dance Co, Chicago, at the Joyce Theater in New York, August 4th 2008
  • Premiere by Compañía Nacional de Danza: at Teatro de la Zarzuela, Madrid (Spain), January 18th 2012

Extremely Close drives us into an elegant world in continual movement and change. Using the relentless piano beat of Phillip Glass and Dustin O’Halloran as its main pillar throughout, Cerrudo choreographic creation for eight dancers gradually slows down, eventually eventually us into a completely minimalist atmosphere.


  • Coreography:
    Alejandro Cerrudo
  • Music:
    Philip Glass / Dustin O’Halloran. Metamorphosis No.2 and Opening by Philip Glass & 1988, 1981 Dunvagen Music Publishers Inc. Used by Permission
  • Set Design:
    Alejandro Cerrudo
  • Costume Design:
    Janice Pytel
  • Lighting Design:
    Tanja Rühl
  • Running time:
    22 minutes
  • Premiere cast CND:
    Luisa María Arias, Marina Jiménez, Kayoko Everhart, Tamako Akiyama, Isaac Montllor, Joel Toledo, Javier Monzón, Francisco Lorenzo