SAO PAULO DANCE COMPANY
|CHOREOGRAPHY, LIGHT||ÉDOUARD LOCK|
|MUSIC||GAVIN BRYARS, PLAYED BY PERCORSO ENSEMBLE, DIRECTOR RICARDO BOLOGNA|
|MUSICIANS||ADRIANA HOLTZ (CELLO), DOUGLAS KIER (CELLO), HORÁCIO GOUVEIA (PIANO), JOANA QUEIROZ (BASS CLARINET), PEDRO GADELHA (DOUBLE BASS) AND RICARDO BOLOGNA (MUSICAL DIRECTOR)|
|COSTUMES||ULRIKE VAN GELDER|
|WORLD PREMIERE||JULY 19, 2019, MOVIMENTOS FESTIVAL, WOLFSBURG|
|LENGTH OF THE PERFORMANCE||50 MIN|
|ON STAGE||14 DANCERS|
Fragments of iconic operas linked to collective memory and deconstructed, their sweetness stripped away in a gradual descent from the romantic era of their source to a nihilistic terrain, reflecting both a darker view of the passions expressed in these arias and the fragmentation of the social utopia that gave them birth. A dance like wind in grass between dusk and night.
Choreographer | Édouard Lock: director, filmmaker and photographer. From 1980 to 2015, he founded and directed La La La Human Steps. Lock has also created works for several dance companies in the world such as: Het Nationalle Ballet, Les Grands Ballets Canadiens, Nederlands Dans Theater, Cullberg Ballet and Royal Ballet of Flanders. In April 2019, he was at L’Opéra de Paris to choreographer a retelling of The Nutcracker with Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui and Arthur Pita.This is the second commission for São Paulo Dance Company, the first one was The Seasons (2014) which toured to several countries and was awarded as the best performance of the year in 2014 by Guia da Folha de São Paulo. Édouard Lock was the winner of Le Grand Prix de la Danse de Montréal, in 2016, for this creation and his career.