Compañía Nacional de Danza

Neoclassical–Contemporary Dance

Bournonville, Robbins, Amarante and a trio comprised of Aguiló, Alosa and De Luz. Three prominent choreographers and a piece dedicated to the great musician Arriaga will mark the return to the capital’s stages of the Compañía Nacional de Danza, with a programme that pays tribute to health workers for their dedication and professionalism during the COVID-19 crisis and leaves no doubt as to the stylistic versatility of the company’s dance crew.

This event will also mark the return to Madrid’s stages of Joaquín De Luz, at the invitation of Veranos de la Villa. We’ll be able to see the current director of the Compañía Nacional de Danza in one of the works by Robbins that were part of his repertoire during his years with the New York City Ballet, his artistic home before returning to Spain.

We’ll also be able to enjoy an iconic piece by Bournonville, a driving force in the renewal of the ballet of his time, who successfully recognised and reflected Spanish artists’ technical and interpretive skills in his style, and Love Fear Loss, by Brazilian choreographer Ricardo Amarante, inspired by the life and work of the unforgettable Edith Piaf. The programme will close with the Madrid premiere of Arriaga, a choreographic work that pays tribute to the music of young Basque classical music composer Crisóstomo Arriaga (1806-1826), featuring pieces choreographed by Mar Aguiló, Pino Alosa and Joaquín De Luz.

A production by the Compañía Nacional de Danza / National Institute of the Performing Arts and Music (INAEM)


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Flower Festival in Genzano (Festival de las flores en Genzano)

Choreography: August Bournonville

Original music: Matthias Strebinger

Adaptation of original music*: Holger Simon Paulli

Original costume design: August Bournonville

Costumier: Anthony Pina

World premiere by the Royal Danish Ballet on 19 December 1858.

Debut performance by the Compañía Nacional de Danza in Teatros del Canal, Madrid (Spain), on 18 October 2014.

* Aalborg Symphony Orchestra. Solo violinist: Lars Bjørnkjaer. Director: Peter Ernst Lassen.


A Suite of Dances

Choreography: Jerome Robbins

Music: 6 Suites for unaccompanied cello by J. S. Bach: Prelude & Gigue from Suite No. 1 in G Major, BMV 1007, Sarabande from Suite No. 5 in C Minor, BMV 1011, Prelude from Suite No. 6 in D Major, BMV 1012

Costumes: Santo Loquasto

Lighting design: Jennifer Tipton

Cellist: Iris Azquinezer

Dancer: Joaquín De Luz

Performed with the permission of the Robbins Rights Trust

World premiere: White Oak Project in the New York State Theater, New York (USA), on 3 March 1994

Debut performance by the Compañía Nacional de Danza in Teatro del Generalife, Granada Festival of Music and Dance (Spain), on 22 July 2020


Love Fear Loss

Choreography: Ricardo Amarante

Music: Introduction La Vie en Rose, Edith Piaf; Hymne à l'Amour, Edith Piaf; Ne me Quitte pas, Jacques Brel; Mon Dieu, Charles Dumont

Music arrangements: Nataliya Chepurenko

Costumes: Ricardo Amarante

Lighting design: Ricardo Amarante

Pianist: Marcos Madrigal (29, 30, 31 July), Oliver Díaz (1 and 2 August)

World premiere by the Royal Ballet of Flanders in 2013.

Debut performance by the Compañía Nacional de Danza in Teatro Calderón, Valladolid (Spain), on 28 February 2020.



Choreography: Mar Aguiló, Pino Alosa, Joaquín De Luz

Music: Juan Crisóstomo Arriaga

Costumes: Andrea Pimentel

Lighting design: Joaquín De Luz (in collaboration with the CND's lighting technicians)

World premiere: Debut performance by the Compañía Nacional de Danza in Teatro del Generalife, Granada (Spain), 22 July 2020.

* Finished

From 29th of July to 2nd of August
10:00 PM

Duration​: 1 hour and 20 minutes

Price €18

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Accessibility type

Events with audio description and pre-show touch tours will only be held on 1 and 2 August. Touch tours for people with intellectual and visual impairments will be offered 75 min before the show. Capacity is limited to 20 people, in order of arrival.

Places have been set aside for people with disabilities. These tickets can be reserved by sending an email to:, by phoning (+34) 91 318 47 00, or by purchasing them directly online or at the ticket offices in Conde Duque Cultural Centre and Casa de la Panadería. Upon entering the venue, staff will require ticket holders to show a disability card or equivalent document that provides proof of disability.

We recommend that you arrive at least 45 minutes in advance in order to collect the content accessibility equipment. Please request this equipment in the designated area. It will be handed out on a first-come, first-served basis until full capacity is reached

We recommend that you arrive at least 45 minutes in advance to pick up the devices available to make content more accessible. This equipment must be requested from the area designated for this purpose, and will be distributed to people in order of arrival until full capacity is reached.

Scenic tour for people with intellectual and visual disabilities. Commences 75´ before the performance. Admittance by order of arrival - maximum capacity 20 people.

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Conde Duque

Paisaje o vista de Conde Duque

Address: Conde Duque 9-11

District: Centro

Metro: Ventura Rodríguez (salida Princesa pares) - Noviciado (salida Noviciado) -  San Bernardo (salida Alberto Aguilera) - L2 - L3 - L4 - L10

Autobuses: 1, 2, 3, 2144, 133, 138147, C1, C2, M2, N21

BiciMAD: 13

* Programming is subject to change

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