Nacho Duato

Remanso, premiered in New York by the American Ballet Theater on November 1997, received mayor praise by the 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 extended the piece 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 by: American Ballet Theater, at City Center, New York (USA), November 5th 1997
  • Premiere by Compañía Nacional de Danza : at Teatro de Madrid, Madrid (Spain), June 5th 1998
  • Premiere by Compañía Nacional de Danza 2: at Teatro de Madrid, Madrid (Spain), May 19th 2006

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.


  • Choreography:
    Nacho Duato
  • Music:
    Enrique Granados (1867-1916)
  • 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
  • Running time:
    23 minutes
  • Premiere cast CND:
    Cristina Hortigüela, Ivano Rosetti (Danza oriental), Muriel Romero, José Cruz (Minueto), Mar Baudesson, Kim McCarthy (Danza villanesca), Ivano Rosetti, José Cruz, Kim McCarthy (Valses poéticos)
  • Premiere cast CND2:
    Gabriela Gómez, Joaquín Crespo (Danza oriental), Anjara Ballesteros, Kenji Matsuyama (Minueto), Kayoko Everhart, Joan Sol Madrid (Danza villanesca) Joaquín Crespo, Kenji Matsumoto, Joan Sol Madrid (Valses Poéticos)