2002 Mal gesehen
Datum der Aufzeichnung: 15.10.2015
Ort: ARGEkultur Salzburg
Im Rahmen von: international co-production Edinburgh, Vienna, Salzburg, Linz
The virtuoso concert pianist AyseDeniz performs hers and Thierry Zaboitzeffs compositions at the grand piano in in her peculiar, idiosyncratic way, inspired by Chopin and Rachmaninoff. Four dancers - bodies in concert - enter the stage, creating a physical dialogue with AyseDeniz's performance, thus embodying and externalising the interior sounds and texture of the music.
Lemures-like creatures, distorted, constricted and oppressed, invade the concert pianist’s perfectly harmonic world. As if even the artificially encapsulated high culture, where the pursuit of perfection often doesn’t leave any room for doubts, could not escape from human thoughts and every day’s worries. Nightmarish realities and fears, but also a foreshadow of the desire for free moving appear as incarnated thoughts and feelings.
Fantastical lemur-like creatures - distorted, constricted and oppressed - invade the concert pianist’s perfect harmonic world, so that even the artificially encapsulated world of high culture, where the pursuit of perfection doesn’t leave any room for doubts, cannot escape from the tension of everyday cares and worries. Nightmarish realities and fears, but also a shadow of the desire for freedom, appear as incarnated thoughts and feelings. The five dancers’ moving bodies - sometimes individually, sometimes in pairs, sometimes a seemingly inextricable agglomeration of extremities - constitute and articulate the physicality and motivations of strange, otherwordly creatures. Are they the pianist’s alter egos or dark suppressed aspects of her soul? While she is playing, these beings become her fellow antagonists and collaborators. They are suffused by the dense, mighty live music and then are driven or tortured, hunted or released, by the sounds around them. They resist – and they react.
arrangement, composition, live-piano: AyseDeniz Gokcin www.aysedeniz.org
composition, musical direction: Thierry Zaboitzeff www.zaboitzeff.org
dance, movement research: Sandra Hofstötter, Ania Lis, Martyna Lorenc, Anna Maria Müller
lightdesign, technical direction: Thomas Hinterberger
dramaturgy: Gerda Poschmann-Reichenau
choreography, artistic direction: Editta Braun
Austrian Ministry of Culture, City of Salzburg, Region of Salzburg, tanz_house Salzburg, co-producers: KosmosTheater Vienna, ARGEkultur Salzburg, manipulate Festival Edinburgh, Posthof Linz