From 25 to 28 October 2012

COMPAÑÍA NACIONAL DE DANZA. Artistic Director: José Carlos Martínez Sleepless, Walking Mad, Babylon

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The Compañía Nacional de Danza presents three works, two by the consolidated choreographers Jirí Kylián and Johan Inger, and one by Alfredo Bravo and Arantxa Sagardoy from Tarragona, which will be premiered at the Mercat.

Sleepless, by the Czech choreographer Jirí Kylián, was created for the young dancers from NDT II as a reflection on the measurement of the time artists need to create and their state of consciousness and unconsciousness. Kylián, who provides a model for a large number of choreographers, has created nearly one hundred works that are performed worldwide by the best dance companies.

Arantxa Sagardoy and Alfredo Bravo, directors of the company Plan B, have created Babylon, a piece that takes as its starting point an underworld anchored in the metrics of the sound of movement, driven by latent and powerful humanity.

Produced by the Nederlands Dans Theater I in 2001, Walking Mad emerged from Inger’s fascination for an old television recording of Bolero, played by the Los Angeles Philharmonic. A wall divides the stage into two separate areas, which represent the reality that the various characters relate to. The Swedish choreographer Johan Inger has been one of the lead performers at the Royal Swedish Ballet and later, fascinated by Kylián, at the Nederland Dans Theater. In 2003 he was appointed artistic director of the Cullberg Ballet and has been associate choreographer with the NDT since 2009.

This will be the first performance in Barcelona by the Compañía Nacional de Danza since José Carlos Martínez was appointed director in September 2011.


ChoreographyJirí Kylián
Music concept Jirí Kylián; original music by Dirk Haubrich based on Mozart’s Adagio in C-minor KV 617 (1791) – Mozart’s Glass Harmonica + Quartet
Costumes Joke Visser
Set Design Jirí Kylián
Lighting Kees Tjebbes
Staging Gerald Tibbs, Iván Pérez, Nina Botkay
Costume makers Sastreria de la CND

Performers 25-27 October 2012 Agnés López, Inês Pereira, Kayoko Everhart, Aleix Mañé, Erez Ilan, Javier Monzón
Performers 26-28 October 2012 Marina Jiménez, Elisabet Biosca, Nandita Shankardass, Antonio De Rosa, Doron Perk, Lucio Vidal

ChoreographyArantxa Sagardoy, Alfredo Bravo
Music Dimitri Shostacóvich, Sinfonía nº 8 opus 65
Set design and costume design Arantxa Sagardoy, Alfredo Bravo
Lighting design Dermot O´Brien
Costume makers Sastreria de la CND
Performers Tamako Akiyama, Marina Jiménez, Rebecca Connor, Agnés Lopez, Aída Badía, Elisabet Biosca, Allie Papazian, Mar Aguiló, Jessica Lyall, Emilía Gisladöttir, Sara Fernández,
Javier Monzón, Daan Vervoort, Doron Perk, Erez Ilan, Antonio De Rosa, Aleix Mañé, Mattia Russo

Walking Mad
Choreography Johan Inger
Music Maurice Ravel (“Bolero” * for orchestra, 1928), Arvo Pärt (“Für Alina” for piano, 1976). * BOLERO, by Maurice Ravel © REDFIELD BV / NORDICE BV
Set design and costume design Johan Inger
Lighting design Erik Berglund
Staging Yvan Dubreuil

Premiered by Nederlands Dans Theater at Lucent Danstheater (The Hague), 17 May 2001
Premiered by Compañía Nacional de Danza at Teatro de la Zarzuela (Madrid), 18 January 2012

Performers 25-27 October 2012 Tamako Akiyama, Marina Jiménez, Kayoko Everhart, Allan Falieri, Daan Vervoort, Ryan Ocampo, Javier Monzón, Francisco Lorenzo, Aleix Mañé
Performers 26-28 October 2012 Inês Pereira, Jessica Lyall, Elisabet Biosca, Allan Falieri, Lucio Vidal, Doron Perk, Erez Ilan, Antonio De Rosa, Mattia Russo



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Season: 2012-2013

From 25 to 28 October 2012

20:30h (Sunday, 18h)

Sala MAC

Price 24 – 28 €


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