Wings (Alas)

Nacho Duato

Alas (Wings) means the first collaboration between Duato and the Slovene theatre director Tomaz Pandur. For his text, Pandur chooses short fragments of Peter Handke’s script for Wim Wenders’ film Wings of Desire (1987).

  • World premiere by: Compañía Nacional de Danza at Palacio de Festivales de Cantabria, Santander (Spain), April 28th 2006

Tomaz Pandur made himself known in Spain with Sherezada in 1990, and last year he set Infierno with Centro Dramático Nacional. Considered one of the most internationally renowned scenic contemporary creators, his works usually show an original managing of the scenographic skill to the service of irreproachable dramatic interpretations giving place to images of overwhelming beauty.

This production will count with original music composed by Pedro Alcalde and Sergio Caballero. Both of them composed previous works for Compañía Nacional de Danza: Herrumbre (2004) and Diecisiete (2005). Likewise, Duato will use music of Arvo Pärt, Jules Massenet and Pawel Szymanski. On the other hand, Duato will count with one of his most faithful and successful collaborators since years: Brad Fields, who will take care of the light design of this ambitious project.


  • Choreography:
    Nacho Duato
  • Theater direction:
    Tomaz Pandur
  • Music:
    Pedro Alcalde / Sergio Caballero (original music); Arvo Pärt, Jules Massenet, Pawel Szymanski and Fuckhead (collage)
  • Set Design:
    Tomaz Pandur and Nacho Duato (made by Odeón)
  • Costume Design:
    Angelina Atlagic
  • Lighting Design:
    Brad Fields
  • Video projection:
    Zeljko Serdarevic and Dragan Mileusnic
  • Text:
    Fragments of the cinematographic script of the movie Der Himmel überBerlin (Win Wenders/ Peter Handke), selected by Tomaz Pandur
  • Voice:
    Ana Wagener
  • Running time:
    60 minutes
  • Premiere cast:
    Nacho Duato, Ana Mª López, Ana Teresa Gonzaga, Christelle Horna, Luisa Mª Arias, Nadja Sellrup, Susana Riazuelo, Tamako Akiyama, Yolanda Martín, Dimo Kirilov, Swee Boon Kuik, Fabrice Edelmann, Gentian Doda, Isaac Montllor, Jens Rosen, José Carlos Blanco, Francisco Lorenzo, Rafael Rivero