Remanso, on the Poetic Waltzes of Granados, first staged in New York by the American Ballet Theater in November 1997, received the greatest praise from the specialist critics. Expressive strength, geometric lines, dynamic use of space and forms, were some of the remarks on the work by Duato. On the basis of that first version, the choreographer lengthened the work for Compañía Nacional de Danza, choreographing three of the most beautiful popular dances by the composer on this occasion to create this Remansos.
- World premiere: American Ballet Theater, at City Center, New York (USA), November 5th 1997
- Premiere by CND: Compañía Nacional de Danza at Teatro de Madrid, Madrid (Spain), June 5th 1998.
Set to the piano music by Enrique Granados and inspired by the world of Lorca, Remansosis an outpouring of ingenuity, continually flirting with the audience in its perspicacious movement. Enrique Granados was born in Lérida on 27th July 1867. He studied piano in Barcelona and Paris. Throughout his life he was a composer, teacher and soloist. Throughout his life he was a composer, teacher and soloist. His works are mainly for the piano and vocal music. Even his earliest works show a new trend in Spanish music. Inclined toward popular tastes, all his music is of an exceptional quality and has an original style. Granados died young. The ship he was travelling in was torpedoed by a German submarine and sank. Although he managed to reach a lifeboat, he saw his wife drowning and jumped back into the sea: they both died.
Costume and Set Design:Nacho Duato
Lighting Design:Nicolás Fischtel (A.A.I.), after the original design by Nacho Duato and Brad Fields
Costumes made by:CND Wardrobe