White Darkness – Making-of (3)

»White Darkness« by Nacho Duato

The ballet evening »White Darkness« concludes with the title piece, »White Darkness«, by Spain’s Nacho Duato, who has received international accolades for his work, including the »Prix Benois de la Danse for Best Choreographer«. His dance requiem, created during a period of mourning for his late sister, was premiered in 2001 by the Compañía Nacional de Danza Madrid. This is an intense story of love, the pain of loss and suffering, but also the search for joy in life and hope in dance. The music for »White Darkness« was created by Karl Jenkins, one of the most popular composers in the field of classical crossover, World and New Age music. As a former member of the jazz-rock group »Soft Machine« and a musician honoured around the world with several doctorates, the Welshman’s back catalogue includes many silver-, gold- and platinum-selling recordings.

Premiere 3. June 2023

White Darkness

William Forsythe / Sharon Eyal / Nacho Duato