Choreography by Nacho Duato
Music by Franz Schubert
Scenery and costumes by Nacho Duato
Photography by Nancy Ellison
Lighting by Brad Fields
Lighting Concept by Nacho Duato
Without Words received its World Premiere by American Ballet Theatre at City Center, New York on October 29, 1998, danced by Paloma Herrera, Julie Kent, Sandra Brown, Sara Mau, Angel Corella, Vladimir Malakhov, Keith Roberts, and Maxim Belotserkovsky.
The music for Without Words is six songs by Franz Schubert, transcribed for cello by Mischa Maisky. Der Müller und der Bach, An die Musik, Lied der Mignon, Heiden -- Röslein, Litanei auf das Fest Allerseelen, and Du bist die Ruh.