Serata BACH / BEETHOVEN
Artistic Direction: Michela Barasciutti
13 - 27 november
Sunday 20 november h. 17.30
BACH / BEETHOVEN Evening
Marea1 – Marea2
Marea 1 (First National)
The two protagonists on stage struggle with themselves and their desire to leave an indelible
mark in the air. Each one a cosmos all of himself, a body, an instrument, an artificial machine.
This choreography created on the Chaconne of the Partita for violin n. 2 in D minor by J.S.
Bach is a landscape, physical, sound, immersive and in motion.
As in an “ethereal” kaleidoscope, in a continuous evolution of timbres and colors, here and
there, the complex movement of the limbs cuts through the air.
Everything invades the apparently empty, dark space, where muscles, nerves and bones in all
their intentions imprint traces that are each directed to the eye of the other, as if to provoke a
continuous succession of invisible flashes of light.
Beethoven's tireless drive for artistic renewal together with the typical ideas of his time
considered visionary, give his work an apparently inexhaustible, unstoppable and
uncontrollable energy like that of a tide. Even the dancers - who are inundated by the sound
flows of the fragments of Symphony No. 7 together with the new electronic compositions by
Stefan Bohne and Wolfgang Voigt - are exposed to this energy that testifies and highlights a
constant change. All interpreters undertake a search for what they are and what they want to
Thus begins a playful journey of discovery where traditional compositional choreographic
schemes are accepted and shaken off again, where new information and experiences create
new dynamic and choreographic constellations that overlap one another. Everything and
everyone overwhelmed by a sound flood and vibrating flowing movements.
Choreography / Idea Emanuele Soavi
Co-Choreography, Dance and Performance Federico Casadei, Lisa Kirsch, Giacomo Luci,
Taeyeon Kim, Nimrod Poles, Mihyun Ko, Lorenzo Molinaro,
Music / New Composition Johan Sebastian Bach, Ludwig Van Beethoven, Stefan Bohne,
Wolfgang Voigt, Ashley Wright
Stage Design and Costumes Darko Petrovic, Heike Engelbert
Mediation and Project Coordinator Miriam Leysner
Production Management Achim Conrad, Alexandra Schmidt
Public Relations / Communication Dr. Anne-Kathrin Reif
Photo Joris Jan Bos
A production by Emanuele Soavi incompany
In coproduction with Oper Köln, Duisburger Philharmoniker, TanzFaktur Köln
With the support of Stadt Köln, Ministerium für Kultur und Wissenschaft des Landes
Nordrhein-Westfalen, DIEHL + RITTER / TANZPAKT RECONNECT, Beauftragte der
Bundesregierung für Kultur und Medien im Rahmen der Initiative NEUSTART KULTUR.
full € 20.00 - reduced € 15.00
special ticket for residents of the Municipality of Venice: € 15.00