Without Words. Duende. White Darkness

triple bill by Nacho Duato

30 minutes
for viewers over 12 years old

Magical in its strangeness, the ballet is a journey into the secret world of nature where elves laugh and play in the spring. According to the choreographer Nacho Duato, duende is the Spanish name for magical people. They are inhabitants of another world, friendly to humans, who can easily do headstands. They draw squares and triangles with their feet in the air, jump on each other's shoulders, dissolve in the air, instantly disappearing from view. In this ballet, the audience is invited to surrender themselves to the fantasy world and be transported to a dimension where the ordinary laws of human life lose their power and significance.

World première: NDT atthe AT&T Danstheater, the Hague, 21November 1991
Russian première: Mikhailovsky Theatre, 15March 2011

Music by Claude Debussy

Choreography: Nacho Duato
Stage Designer: Walter Nobbe
Costume Designer: Susan Unger
Lighting Designer: Nicolás Fischtel
Choreographer's Assistants: Tony Fabre, Eva Maria Lopez Crevillen

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