Jardí tancat

Nacho Duato

Jardí tancat was Nacho Duato´s first choreography. It was originally made during a workshop at Nederlands Dans Theater. Jardí tancat - Catalonian for Closed Garden - is a collection of folk songs, based on ancient Spanish folk tales. In these songs, the Spaniards direct a supplication to God.

  • World premiere by: the Nederlands Dans Theater 2 in Hoorn (Holand), December 19th 1983
  • Premiere by Compañía Nacional de Danza: at Teatro Albéniz, Madrid (Spain), April 3rd 1992
  • Premiere by Compañía Nacional de Danza 2: at Teatro CICCA, Las Palmas (Spain), July 21st 2000

Choreographer Nacho Duato has portrayed this appeal in the powerful movements of three couples, who are occupied with the sowing, planting and threshing of the barren Catalonian land. They grieve about the lack of rain but try to keep high spirits in spite of this. Desperately but proudly they continue with their work, which is translated into a dynamic and expressive, yet wonderfully naive piece of dance.

Thank you, Nacho

María del Mar Bonet


  • Choreography:
    Nacho Duato
  • Music:
    María del Mar Bonet
  • Costume Design:
    Nacho Duato
  • Lighting Design:
    Nicolás Fischtel (A.A.I.) (after original design by Joop Caboort)
  • Costume made by:
    CND wardrobe and Babette Van der Berg
  • Running time:
    14 minutes
  • Premiere cast CND:
    Catherine Allard, Eva López Crevillén, France Nguyen, Marco Berriel, Luis Martín Oya, Toni Fabre
  • Premiere cast CND2:
    Lucía Barbadillo, Raúl Montes, Lara Hernandorena, Miguel Ángel Bolo, Natalia Rook, Isaac Montllor