Folie d’Espagne

Lionel Hoche

A schizophrenic infanta...from Velazquez to Almodovar...interbreeding of precious sophistication and unrestrained exuberance.
Rupture – outburst - the struggle of two opposing forces within the infanta, embodied in the breaking up of her identity, the separation of her image. A few moments of madness, a whirling climax, rapprochement following exhaustion to return to unity.

  • World premiere by Compañía Nacional de Danza: at Teatro de Madrid, Madrid (España), April 20th 1994
Miniatura del quiasmo
Dicotomía aleatoria
Poética del doble
Paralelo sintomático


  • Choreography:
    Lionel Hoche
  • Music:
    Archangelo Corelli, Z. Kheryef/J. de Souza, Funky Guitar
  • Set and Lighting Design :
    Lionel Hoche
  • Costume Design:
    Sylvie Skinazi
  • Running time:
    14 minutes
  • Premiere cast:
    Catherine Allard, Cati Arteaga