Kol Nidre

Nacho Duato

Kol Nidre is the name of the declaration recited in the synagogue, prior to commencement of the evening service of Yom Kippur. Its name is taken from the initial letters of the declaration and it is a time to reflect and forgive.

  • World premiere by Compañía Nacional de Danza 2 (CND2): at Teatro de Madrid, Madrid (Spain), January 22nd 2009
  • World premiere by Compañía Nacional de Danza : at Stadsschouwburg, Groningen (Holand), November 10th 2009

These are the building blocks taken by Duato in his new creation for the Compañía Nacional de Danza 2 and from October 2009, Kol Nidre is also incorporates to the repertoire of CND. It is a more introspective, spiritual work that reflects on the situation of the youngest during armed conflict: those known as “war children”.


  • Choreography:
    Nacho Duato
  • Music:
    John Tavener, Arvo Pärt and John Zorn
  • Set and Costume Design:
    Nacho Duato
  • Lighting Design:
    Joop Caboort
  • Set made by:
  • Costumes made by:
    CND wardrobe
  • Running time:
    21 minutes
  • Premiere cast CND2:
    Macarena González, Mar Aguiló, Alba Carbonell, Sara Fernández, Or Kaklon, Daan Vervoort, Eliton Barros, Aleix Mañé
  • Premiere cast CND:
    Macarena González, Soojee Watman, África Guzmán, Marina Jiménez, Peter Agardi, Daan Vervoort, Jean Philippe Dury, Joaquín Crespo