Choregraphy: Sol León & Paul Lightfoot
Music: Perez Prado Mambo no. 8, Perez Prado Muchachita, Alberto Domínguez Frenesí, Ernesto Lecuona Always in my heart, Perez Prado Caballo Negro, Ray Barretto Watusi, Trio Los Panchos Perfidia, Perez Prado Maria Bonita
Lighting: Tom Bevoort
Décor & costumes: Sol León & Paul Lightfoot
Duration: 22 minutes
World première: 7 February 1998, Lucent Danstheater, The Hague
Sad Case was originally created for NDT1 in 1998 when Sol León was seven months pregnant with their daughter, and acts as one of the main pillars of León & Lightfoot’s oeuvre. Surprising and earthly movements on Mexican mambo music show a continual search for the tension between satirical and classic moments.
Sol León (Córdoba, Spain) and Paul Lightfoot (Kingsley, England) started creating with NDT together 25 years ago. Together they won prestigious awards, such as the Benois de la Danse and the Herald Archangel. They have been house choreographers of NDT since 2002 and created a total of fifty choreographies. In season 2014/2015 they celebrate their anniversary with a programme for NDT2.