The CND celebrates the International Dance Day in the Teatro Auditorio Ciudad de Alcobendas

International Dance Day message, by Friedemann VOGEL

The triple programme composed by In Paradisum, by Antonio Ruz (recently premiered at Teatros del Canal, Madrid), along with Remansos and White Darkness by Nacho Duato, celebrates the International Dance Day 2021. Below, this year’s message, written by the German ballet dancer Friedemann VOGEL.



International Dance Day Message 2021 by Friedemann VOGEL

Everything starts with movement – an instinct we all have – and dance is movement refined to communicate. Much as flawless technique is important and impressive, it is ultimately what the dancer expresses inside the movement that is the essence.

As dancers, we are constantly on the move, aspiring to create these unforgettable moments. Regardless of the dance genre, it’s what every dancer strives to achieve. So, when all of a sudden, we aren’t allowed to perform anymore, with theatres closed and festivals cancelled, our worlds come to a standstill. No physical contact. No shows. No audiences. Never in recent history has the dance community been so collectively challenged to stay motivated, to find our raison d’être.

Yet, it is precisely when something precious has been taken away from us that we truly appreciate how vital it is what we do, and how much dance means to society at large. Dancers are often celebrated for their physical prowess, when in fact we are sustained even more by our mental strength. I believe it is this unique combination of physical and psychological agility that will help us overcome, to reinvent ourselves to keep dancing, and to keep inspiring.



Mar Aguiló, Elisabet Biosca, Juan José Carazo, Sara Fernández, Erez Ilan, Tamara Juárez, Álvaro Madrigal, Toby William Mallitt, Clara Maroto, Shlomi Shlomo Miara, Marcos Montes, Isaac Montllor, Haruhi Otani, Shani Peretz, Benjamin Poirier, Iker Rodríguez, Miranda Silveira, Irene Ureña

REMANSOS/ Nacho Duato

Ana María Calderón, Juan José Carazo, Cristina Casa, Pauline Perraut, Anthony Pina, Alessandro Riga


Mar Aguiló, Sara Fernández, Erez Ilan, Isaac Montllor, Milos Patiño, Shani Peretz, Laura Pérez Hierro, Benjamin Poirier, Iker Rodríguez, Irene Ureña