The Generalife Theatre
Saturday 6 July 22:30 Dance


Compañía Nacional de Danza

José Carlos Martínez, artistic director




Choreography: José Carlos Martínez

Music: Padre Antonio Soler and Domenico Scarlatti, adapted and orquestrated by Alfredo Aracil

Costumes design: Agnès Letestu

Lighting design: Nicolás Fischtel (A.A.I.)

Atelier: Carmen Granell

Running time: 30 minutes


Por vos muero

Choreography and set design: Nacho Duato

Ancient Spanish Music fromt the XV and XVI centuries

Costumes design: Nacho Duato, with the collaboration of Ismael Aznar

Lighting design: Nicolás Fischtel (A.A.I.)

Text: Garcilaso de la Vega

Voice: Miguel Bosé

Assistant répétiteur: Yoko Taira

Running time: 28 minutes




El sombrero de tres picos*

Choreography: Léonide Massine

Music: Manuel de Falla

Libretto: María Lejárraga and Gregorio Martínez Sierra

Set design, costumes and characterization: Pablo Picasso

Staging: Lorca Massine

Running time: 35 minutes

* Recovery of the original set and choreography. Commissioned by the Granada Festival on the occasion of the centenary of the premiere of The Three-Cornered Hat

One hundred years of the Three-cornered hat by Falla, Massine and Picasso

The Compañía Nacional de Danza offers an exclusive performance of The Three-Cornered Hat (1919) with the original choreography signed by Léonide Massine, who worked hand in hand with Manuel de Falla during the visits of Diaghilev’s Ballets Russes to Spain since 1916. The Festival will be commemorating the 100 years of its premiere with a mise-en-scène in which Picasso’s designs for set and costumes will be seen. The programme includes two other pieces by two Spanish choreographers, Sonatas, of the company’s actual director, José Carlos Martínez, and Por vos muero, of the company’s ex-director Nacho Duato, incorporated again to the company’s repertoire. Martínez applies classical technique and Spanish style to Scarlatti’s and Padre Soler’s eighteenth century music, whilst the poems by Garcilaso de la Vega inspire Duato for the design of his choreography, with Spanish music of the Golden Age.