Daniel Linehan/Hiatus, Alain Franco & Jean-Luc Plouvier [US/BE]
Un Sacre du Printemps
23.03 – 24.03.2018
For this ambitious group choreography, Daniel Linehan is delving into Stravinsky’s masterpiece Le Sacre du Printemps. He has opted to stage the beautiful version for two pianos, which will be performed live by Jean-Luc Plouvier (from Ictus) and Alain Franco. Rather than focusing on the story of a young girl who has been selected to be sacrificed dancing herself to death, Linehan engages in an exploration of musical structure. As a viewer, you will be seated near the thirteen dancers and the pianists. This proximity results in a collective shared energy. You can hear the dancers’ breathing and feel the air brush past your face. The performers must find a way to keep moving to the changeable patterns of the musical composition. ‘How should we deal with this ever-changing world?’ seems to be the score’s imperative question.
• Dancer and choreographer Daniel Linehan left the United States in 2007 to study at PARTS. He has appeared at the Kaaitheater over the last few seasons with Zombie Aporia, Gaze is a Gap is a Ghost, dbddbb and Flood, among others.
choreography Daniel Linehan | music Igor Stravinsky | music performed by Alain Franco, Jean-Luc Plouvier (Ictus) | danced by Jeanne Colin, András Déri, Alexandra Dolgova, Erik Eriksson, Taha Ghauri, James McGinn, Charles Ngombengombe, Krišjānis Sants, Christoffer Schieche, Hagar Tenenbaum, Roman Van Houtven, Kathryn Vickers, Tiran Willemse | musical dramaturgy Alain Franco | styling Frédérick Denis | light Elke Verachtert | sound Jeanne Debarsy | production & tour planning Belgium Hiatus | executive production Caravan Production | international tour planning Damien Valette | co-production deSingel Internationale Kunstcampus (Antwerp), Opéra de Lillle, Festival de Marseille | Daniel Linehan/Hiatus receives support by the Flemish authorities