After several years away from Spain, Nacho Duato -former Director of the Compañía Nacional de Danza for more than two decades- returns to Madrid, this time leading the Staatsballett Berlin.
The dance season of the Teatro Real -with the support of the LOEWE FOUNDATION- will raise the curtain up the 4th of September with the ballet The Sleeping Beauty. A new version created by Nacho Duato in 2011 for the Mikhailovsky Ballet -the company he directed for two years- will be performed in Madrid.
Duato created his ballet from the original score and script by Tchaikovsky and Vsevolozhsky. This new ballet is full of references to Marius Petipa, the first choreographer of the piece. The magnificent designs by Angelina Atjalić and the stage lighting by Brad Fields bring richness and historical evocation to this production. In these performances, the Orquesta Sinfónica de Madrid will be conducted by Pedro Alcalde.
A very different program performed by the Statsballett Berlin gets to show the new course being taken by the company since the arrival of Duato. The ballet And the Sky on that Cloudy Old Day, with choreography by Marco Goecke and music by John Adams will be performed together with two pieces by Duato himself. With Static Time -his newest ballet- especially created for the Staatsballett Berlin, Duato offers a sign to farewells and memories. White Darkness, premiered by the CND in 2001, will be closing the evening.
It seems a very promising opening for the dance season at the Teatro Real de Madrid. Sasha Walz, in March, and our Compañía Nacional de Danza, in July, will also be dancing on that same stage.
More information at + 34 915 060 660 (www.teatro-real.com)
Photographs: The Sleeping Beauty © Yan Revazo. Static Time © Fernando Marcos.