Selon désir by Andonis Foniadakis is a whirlwind of energy and desire set to the St Matthew and St John Passions. In contrast, the fleet-footed Corpus Bach by Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui is a playful interaction between two dancers, accompanied live by a cellist. Manuelle Vignoulle has created a new work specially for our Bach show: a meditative ensemble piece about the quest for one’s true self. And Introdance dancers and film-makers Jurriën Schobben and Alberto Villanueva Rodríguez are providing a film intermezzo.
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Selon désir | Choreography Andonis Foniadakis
Selon désir is a whirlwind of energy and desire, set to the opening choruses of both the St Matthew and St John Passions by Bach. ‘It’s incredible what choreographer Andonis Foniadakis achieves with the dancers,’ says artistic director Roel Voorintholt. ‘He demands the absolute maximum from them, gets them to move every fibre of their bodies. No one remains unmoved by his work.’
Corpus Bach | Choreography Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui
It’s no secret that choreography and music are ideal (dance) partners. In the playful Corpus Bach, Flemish-Moroccan dance-maker Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui lifts this partnership to a whole new level. Every note played by the cellist, live on stage, is reflected in the undulating bodies of the dancers, from their toes to the tips of their fingers. -|- New work | Choreography Manuel Vignoulle
This new work by choreographer Manuel Vignoulle for a large ensemble of dancers is about a personal journey: the one that takes you to your true self. ‘We start on the outside,’ explains Vignoulle, ‘with the superficial façade, and then we travel ever further towards the inside, until all the external layers have been peeled away and we come to the essence, to the goal.’ ‘Manuel creates dance with few frills,’ says Roel Voorintholt. ‘It’s clean, calm, meditative, without any extras that aren’t really relevant.’