Patrick de Bana

This ballet was inspired by all those people who continue waiting for somebody who never arrives at the assigned time. This attitude of hope, this desire expanded in time, steady and serene, even though days have passed by and the awaited meeting has not occurred this is to what De Bana dedicates his creation. The choreography reproduces the cyclical character of this waiting. He provides this waiting with a closed and complete sense.

  • World premiere by Compañía Nacional de Danza: at Teatro de Madrid, Madrid (Spain), June 18th 1999

Kelmandy, de Bana´s second work for the Compañía Nacional de Danza, comes to consolidate the future of this young creator within the current choreographic scene.


  • Choreography:
    Patrick de Bana
  • Music:
    Arabian traditional music
  • Costume Design:
    Amparo Utrilla (in collaboration with Locking Shocking and Ismael Aznar)
  • Lighting Design:
    Nicolás Fischtel (A.A.I.) (upon an original idea by Patrick de Bana)
  • Set made by:
    Arantza Fernández & Osvaldo Habibi
  • Costumes made by:
    CND wardrobe
  • Running time:
    22 minutes
  • Premiere cast:
    Emmanuelle Broncin, Yoko Taira, Jesús Pastor, Iratxe Ansa, Sebastien Mari, Ruth Maroto, Luis Martín Oya