Passengers Within

Joaquín De Luz

The idea of Passengers Within is inspired by today's society. We have become slaves to the system and paradigm we live in. Technology, the media, consumerism keep the population sleepwalking and we wander like zombies to the incessant beat they set for us.

From the moment you get up you are bombarded, with no respite, by incessant waves of information like the music of Philip Glass. We are subjugated and judged by society’s expectations of us. Stereotypes and morals obligate us to follow a script that is too generic for us to be individuals. The principal couple represent people who are awakening; who are questioning things. They do not want to be passengers but, rather, to rule their own lives based on their essence and their presence.

  • World premiere by Compañía Nacional de Danza: at Teatros del Canal, Madrid (Spain), December 1st, 2022


  • Choreography:
    Joaquín De Luz
  • Music:
    Mishima, by Philip Glass Etude. No. 2, by Philip Glass © 1984, 1992 Dunvagen Music Publishers Inc. Used with permission
  • Costume Design:
    Anthony Pina
  • Lighting Design:
    Nicolás Fischtel (A.A.I.)
  • Projections:
    Víctor Tomé
  • Costumes made by:
    Wardrobe CND, Carmen Granell and Francisco Manuel Ferreras
  • Running time:
    25 minutes
  • Premiere cast:
    Kayoko Everhart, Yanier Gómez, Cristina Casa, Mario Galindo, YaeGee Park, Anthony Pina, Martina Giuffrida, Shani Peretz, Laura Pérez Hierro, Pauline Perraut, Natalia Butragueño, Clara Maroto, Íker Rodríguez, Erez Ilan, Juan José Carazo, Shlomi Sholomo Miara, Felipe Domingos, Benjamin Poirier