Herrumbre
Greek National Opera
364 Syggrou street, Kallithea, 17674

Herrumbre

Ballet

The first collaboration of the Greek National Opera Ballet with the renowned Spanish choreographer Nacho Duato, is a fact. The choreographer with the unique sensitivity to the weaknesses of human nature guarantees a great dance performance about the rust of the soul, titled Herrumbre (Rust).

6 February, 2019 to 17 February, 2019
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Nacho Duato

Herrumbre

Choreography: Nacho Duato

PREMIERE 6 FEBRUARY 2019
6, 8, 9, 15, 16, 17 February 2019

Greek National Opera - Stavros Niarchos Hall
Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center
Starts at: 20.00 (Sundays at 18.30)

Music: Pedro Alcalde, Sergio Caballero, David Darling
Scenography: Jaffar Chalabi
Costumes: Nacho Duato
Lighting: Brad Fields

With the GNO Principal dancers, Soloists, Demi-Soloists and Corps de Ballet

With the support of the Spanish Embassy and the Cervantes Institute

Ticket prices: €15, €20, €25, €30, €35, €40, €45, €60
Students, reduced: €12 / Limited visibility: €10

The first collaboration of the Greek National Opera Ballet with the renowned Spanish choreographer Nacho Duato, is a fact. The choreographer with the unique sensitivity to the weaknesses of human nature guarantees a great dance performance about the rust of the soul, titled Herrumbre (Rust).

For Nacho Duato, the starting point for this ballet was a photograph of the US-American detention camp, Guantanamo, showing prisoners fallen on the ground like animals. In his choreography, Duato transforms the images of violence spread by the media into movements. His aim here is to raise awareness of a subject that we all should care about. Why? Because it is how we treat others that ultimately defines who we are ourselves.

The succession of impressive scenes, each more violent than the previous one, with people humiliated and terrified inside a cruel prison, constitutes Duato’s grand statement against all forms of terrorism.

Duato was born in Valencia in 1957 and studied at Rambert School in London and Maurice Béjart's Mudra School in Brussels. He completed his studies at Alvin Ailey's American Dance Centre in New York and began his career in 1980 with the famous Cullberg Ballet in Stockholm. He has been a dancer and a guest choreographer with the Netherlands Dans Theater for ten years. There, he presented his first choreography in 1983, at the urging of Jiří Kylián. He served for twenty consecutive years as Artistic Director of the National Ballet of Spain, turning it into one of the most sought-after Ballets worldwide for its quality and repertory. Since 2014 he has been the general and artistic director of the Berlin State Ballet (Staatsballett Berlin), a position he will be holding until 2019, when he will be succeeded by Sasha Waltz and Johannes Öhman. His choreographies have been performed by some of the most important dance companies throughout the world, such as Nederlands Dans Theater, American Ballet Theatre, The Australian Ballet, Les Grands Ballets Canadiens, Stuttgart Ballet, San Francisco Ballet, Royal Ballet, Miami City Ballet, Paris Opera Ballet, Martha Graham Dance Company.

Venue: 
Greek National Opera Stavros Niarchos Hall / Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center
Hours: 
09.00-21.00
Special remarks: 
Parking
Credit cards are accepted
Wheelchair accessible
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