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ZKM Young Choreographers Session Jan 2014

Aslizadyan/Oliveira: Two 4 One

Montpellier Dance Festival 2007

Christian Rizzo: B.c. Janvier 1545, Fontainebleau

Robin Orlin, We Must Eat our Suckers with our Wrappers on

Mathilde Monnier, Tempo 76

Raimund Hoghe, MEINWÄRTS

Trisha Brown: Three Works

Régine Chopinot, O.C.C.C.

Saburo Teshigawara: VACANT

Dominique Bagouet: Jours étranges & So schnell

Christian Spuck: The Children

vera | sander | art | connect TRESPASSING

Laureates: Africa/Indian Ocean

Eun Me Ahn: Please Hold My Hands

Lara Martelli: Solo mit Sahne

Akram Khan: Kaash

Junge Choreographen Folkwangschule 2003

Theater der Klänge: Modul|a|t|o|r|

Wim Vandekeybus: Blush

 

 

Dominique Bagouet
JOURS ETRANGES and SO SCHNELL

Corum/Opéra Berlioz, 2007-07-07

Author: Jochen Krölls

Fifteen years after their creation the Grand Théatre de Genève have put into their programme two pieces by Dominique Bagouet.

JOURS ETRANGES to me is a wonderful 1970s-revival. Extracts of The Doors’ Strange Days, various disco dance styles from the early 1970s, lights in all rainbow colours. Social Interaction between the performers. Genuine and without exageration. (Although I know the early 1970s only as a child I know what I am saying.) A good amount of humour makes it a warm and in the best sense entertaining piece.

SO SCHNELL. really moves me a great deal. BWV26, Bach’s Cantate converted into dance in all its polyphony and emotion. The only other dance interpretation of Bach that I know and that has had similar quality was by Hans van Manen (I guess created in the 1970s, seen in Amsterdam in 2000). In Montpelier I felt I could litterally see the musical motives, sounds, and strucures. Various simultaneous dance patterns in groups, lines, diagonal, circling, each in its way representing lines of the music in a very genuine way and consisting of simple movements. Overwhelming. The complexity comes from the combination and still makes an overall spirit visible.

And there is more than Bach music. There are segments without music and such where we listen to noises of textile manufacturing machines. Bagouets family business was (is?) in the textile industry - not only in this respect a very personal work. In the machine noises there are polyphonies and parallel strings too. And I feel I detect manufacturing stages and procedures in the particular movements of the dancers, intelligently and emotionally combined. Spectacular.

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