Nacho Duato's "ideas" for a choreography are practically always preceded by his choice in music, which characterizes his working method. Duende reflects this method perhaps more strongly than ever because the music was the only course of inspiration for this ballet. Long ago, Duato fell in love with Debussy, especially with the way the composer depicts nature in music. When he listens to this music, Duato visualises shapes, not people, relationships or events. This is why he considers Duende almost as a sculpture: a body, a movement that embraces the melody.