Na Floresta

Nacho Duato

Na Floresta a magnificent triptych praising the beauty of the Amazonian rain forest, draws the very essence of its splendour from folklore. A passionate energy circulates within this work made up of sequences full of both substance and fluidity. Its success at its 1990 premiere was phenomenal. A plotless work to Villa-Lobos music intended to communicate an intimacy and a feeling for nature that is greater than our contact with other beings. "Nacho Duato has that rare quality that consists of being able to express things through the voices of simplicity, restraint and circumspection when it comes to expressing emotion".

  • World premiere by: the Netherlands Dans Theater 2 at AT&T Danstheater, Den Haag (Holland), February 15th 1990.
  • Premiere by Compañía Nacional de Danza: at Jardines del Generalife, Granada (Spain), June 24th 1993
  • Premiere by Compañía Nacional de Danza 2 (CND2): at Teatro Albéniz, Madrid (Spain), May 25th 2000


  • Choreography:
    Nacho Duato
  • Music:
    Heitor Villa-Lobos/Wagner Tisso
  • Set Design:
    Walter Nobbe
  • Costume Design:
    Nacho Duato
  • Lighting Design:
    Nicolás Fischtel (A.A.I.)
  • Set made by:
    Estudios Londres y Rosco
  • Costumes made by:
    CND wardrobe and Babette van der Berg
  • Running time:
    20' 30''
  • Premiere cast CND:
    Mireia Bombardó, Ángel Rodríguez, Mar Baudesson, Patrick de Bana, Cati Arteaga, José Manuel Armas, Catherine Habasque, Tony Fabré, África Guzmán, Antonio Calero
  • Premiere cast CND2:
    Marina Jiménez, Benoit Caussé, Lara Hernandorena, Miguel Ángel Bolo, Lucía Barbadillo, Raúl Montes, Natalia Rook, Rayco Cano, Raquel Aguilera, Vicente Palomo