Spanish Federation of Dance Companies Network

Magritte. The Belgian painter we’ll always remember for his black bowler. They say the bowler was invented for an English Earl two centuries ago. His last name was Magritte (please remember his name is spelled with two t’s) and his first name was René (spelled with only one n). Those who know painting say he’s one of the best examples of surrealism. Surrealism was a mid-20th century artistic movement that used images to express emotions but not in the logical way we think of when we talk about logic. Just one example: You see a cloud and turn it into a sheep. Well, in reality, all clouds are sheep. Or are all sheep clouds? It doesn’t matter: You see a sheep and zap! You realize it’s a cloud. If you say this out loud your family will tell you, “You’re crazy!” But you know it’s possible because your imagination allows you to see that and so much more. “Nonsense!”, they’ll say.

It happens to all of us. We even do it on purpose for fun, excitement or play. We spend time looking at Magritte’s paintings, the Belgian painter of the bowler. And we imagine things we wish to show you. These are not things that we can see in his paintings; they’re images that we come up with while looking at the paintings. We invite you to open a door, the one that’s in your head and allows you to imagine whatever you want.

Credits and datasheet
Premiered: 09/12/2009 / Available

Concept / Director of Choreography:
Enrique Cabrera


Carolina Arija Gallardo
Jorge Brea Salgueiro
Olga Lladó Valls / Natali Camolez
Raquel de la Plaza Húmera
Jonatan de Luis Mazagatos
Jimena Trueba Toca

Assistant Director:
Natalí Camolez

Original music:
Mariano Lozano P. Ramos

Additional music:
Penguin Café Orchestra

Costume design:
Elisa Sanz

Set design and Props:
Elisa Sanz / Ricardo Vergne

Lighting design:
Pedro Yagüe

Projection design:
Álvaro Luna

Cornejo / Gabriel Besa

Set production:
Mambo Decorados

Prop and puppet production:
Ricardo Vergne

Graphic design:
Circusmedia S. L.

Eduardo García

National tour production and coordination:
Arantza Izaguirre Fradua

International tour production and coordination:
Marisa Bas Pardo

Production and press:
Javier Torres Ochandiano

Alberto Muyo García

Duration of the show: 50 minutes

Nubes is an Aracaladanza production, co-produced with the Madrid Regional Government, Sadler’s Wells Theatre, DanceEast, the Jerwood Foundation, the Mercat de les Flors and the Auditorio de Tenerife; in collaboration with the Albacete Provincial Government, the Auditorio de Alcobendas, the Teatro del Canal and the Teatro de la Abadía.

Nubes has the support of the Ministry of Culture for their national tours.