The National Dance Company returns on Thursday with 10 performances at the Teatro de la Zarzuela with an iconic triple program

The National Dance Company (CND) will act in Zarzuela Theater in Madrid from July 7 to 17, where he will perform a triple program that brings together three iconic choreographers of current dance: ‘Big gap’ by the Dutch master Hans van Manen; ‘Polyphonia’ by Christopher Wheeldon and the ‘DSCH Concerto’ by Alexei Ratmansky, on music by Dmitri Shostakovich.

On this occasion, the program offers a range of scenic and aesthetic proposals and reviews the work of three key authors to understand contemporary dance. In the case of works ‘Big gap’ y ‘Polyphonia‘ were presented by the CND with great success last February at the Palacio de Festivales de Cantabria, in Santander.

In ‘Grosse Fuge’, Van Manen’s creation based on music by Beethoven, four pairs of dancers project a firm and sensual choreography, in a pure white staging. Meanwhile, ‘Polyphonia’, by Wheeldon, with music by György Ligeti, immerses the gaze in the freedom of movement to reveal a dance between infinite lines of beauty.

To end the program, the CND will stage ‘DSCH Concerto ‘by Alexei Ratmansky, on music by Dmitri Shostakovich, in which the initials DSCH of the title refer to four notes that in German correspond to the initials of the composer’s name, in a delicious symbiosis between music and dance that illuminates both and puts in relief the personalities of the dancers.

With the musical performance by maestro Manuel Coves at the head of ORCAM and Mario Prisuelos at the piano in the pieces ‘Polyphonia’ and ‘Concerto DSCH’, the performances will take place on 7, 8, 9, 12, 13, July 14, 15 and 16 (at 8:00 p.m.) and Sundays, July 10 and 17, at 6:00 p.m.

The performances will be attended by guest dancer Lauren Lovette, former principal of the New York City Ballet, who will dance on 7, 9, 10, 12, 13, 15 and 16 at ‘Polyphonia’. In addition, Joaquín De Luz will dance at ‘Concerto DSCH’ on July 9, 15 and 16. On Friday, July 15, an accessible function will take place, with a tactile visit at 6:00 p.m., and subsequent audio description during the show.

By Editor

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