NEDERLANDS DANS THEATER 2
|WORLDPREMIERE||JANUARY 16, 1997, LUCENT DANSTHEATER, DEN HAAG|
|CHOREOGRAPHY||HANS VAN MANEN|
|MUSIC||JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH: VIOLIN SUITE NO. 1 IN D MINOR CORRENTA AND DOUBLE, BWV 1002 (1720)|
|LIGHT CONCEPT||JOOP CABOORT|
|STAGE, COSTUMES||KESO DEKKER|
|LENGHT OF PERFORMANCE||8 MINUTES|
|ON STAGE||3 DANCERS|
This masterpiece is a solo divided between three men: because, in Van Manen's opinion, Bach's Violin Suite - which he very much wanted to use - is impossible for just one person to dance. In six minutes Van Manen succeeds in painting a perfect portrait of a man bursting with energy who is in dialogue with himself and with the world.
Solo crackles, spits and swings, and gets you chuckling at the scampering feet, the arms hurled aloft like exclamation marks, the flashing turns, the menacingly bent knees, and the sheer pleasure, the impishness, the pace and the tremendous skill that these dancers from the NDT II company bring to this choreography.