Photo: Hans Gerritsen
On this photo: Martin Muller, Karin Heyninck

Choreographer: Nacho Duato

The ballet 'Synaphai' is the result of the thoughts and ideas that had been keeping choreographer Nacho Duato occupied for a while, before creating the ballet in December 1985.
He wanted to make a choreography about fear and insecurity, and evoke feelings of threat and discomfort. Feelings that characterize this time of nuclear weapons, unemployment, anonymity, and insecurity.


  • Title: Synaphai | Reprise
  • Date Created: 1986
  • Rights: Hans Gerritsen
  • Choreographer: Nacho Duato
  • Music: Iannis Xenakis – Synaphai, Vangelis – Heaven and Hell
  • Light: Joop Caboort
  • Decor: Walter Nobbe
  • Costumes: Walter Nobbe
  • World Premiere: January 16, 1986, Circustheater, Scheveningen

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