Logotipo del Inaem (Instituto de las Artes Escénicas y de la Música)

Compañía Nacional de Danza. Enlaza con la página principal

  • Foto/Picture: Jesús Vallinas
  • Foto/Picture: Jesús Vallinas
  • Foto/Picture: Alba Muriel
  • Foto/Picture: Jesús Vallinas
  • Foto/Picture: Jesús Vallinas
  • Foto/Picture: Jesús Vallinas
  • Foto/Picture: Jesús Vallinas
  • Foto/Picture: Jesús Vallinas
  • Foto/Picture: Jesús Vallinas
  • Foto/Picture: Jesús Vallinas

IN THE NIGHT. Jerôme Robbins 1970


  • Choreography: Jerôme Robbins
  • Music: Frédéric Chopin
  • Costumes: Anthony Dowell
  • Light Design: Jennifer Tipton, recreated by Les Dickert
  • Staging: Ben Ernest H. Huys
  • Duration: 26 minutes
  • World premiere by New York City Ballet on January 29th, 1970 at the New York State Theater.   
  • Premiere by the Spanish National Dance Company, on March 4, 2016, at the Gran Teatre del Liceu de Barcelona (Spain).

Exploring his fascination with the music of Chopin, Robbins created three vastly contrasting sets of lovers, from innocent to impetuous, who meet beneath a midnight sky.

After the enormous popularity of Dances at a Gathering in 1969, Jerome Robbins built on his love affair with Chopin’s piano works with In the Night.  While the earlier ballet primarily uses mazurkas, waltzes, and études, In the Night, which premiered in 1970, conjures up a post-dusk scenario to four of the composer’s nocturnes. Choreographed for three couples of distinct personality, the ballet uses the music as a jumping-off point to explore subtle dance dramas. The Nocturne Op. 27, No. 1 takes on a stately quality before melting into lyricism. Nocturnes Op. 55, No. 1 and No. 2 are, respectively, bittersweet, and tempestuous in their melodies. The final piece, Nocturne Op. 9, No. 2 uses the rondo form, but in a tender, almost ethereal andante.

Costumes made by: José Antonio Arroyo and Milagros González

External Link. Album CND Flickr In the Night by Jerome Robbins


  • Por Vos Muero. Nacho Duato


    • 26, 27 & 28 July, 2019
    • Buy your tickets to see CND in Madrid


  • Audiciones. Don Quixote. Pas de Deux

  • This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Follow us in Facebook

Follow us in Twitter


In compliance with current rules and regulations concerning personal data protection, we inform you that the personal data obtained by our forms constitute part of the documentation that falls under the responsibility of INAEM Compañía Nacional de Danza and are treated by that entity with the aim of managing communications between  COMPAÑÍA NACIONAL DE DANZA and you. 

Confirm Dates

The programmes and dates appearing on this website are for general guidance only and may be subject to changes. Please make sure you confirm any programmed events with their respective venues, especially dates and times.

Confirm Dates. Dancer, a part of her face is hidden by a hat



All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced without the prior permission of Compañía Nacional de Danza.

  • Project Coordination: Maite Villanueva (CND)
  • Texts: CND