Contemporary dance Reviews. Choose from the titles below in this column to display the corresponding review in the right column.

Berichte über zeitgenössischen Tanz. Wählen Sie aus den Titeln unten in dieser Spalte, um den Bericht in der rechten Spalte darzustellen.

Piotr Tomczyk & Shaked Dagan: R.S.V.P.

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



Trisha Brown, THREE WORKS

Corum/Opéra Berlioz, 2007-06-30

Author: Jochen Krölls

How long does the subject linger...

Clusters of dancers in red and blue form vivid moving sculptures. The movements of the individual dancers seem simple but the living sculpture is highly complex, filigrane and most beautiful. In front of the screen there is a transparent tissue on which a projector draws graphical sculptures that mirror the human sculptures, similarly complex and filigrane. The transcription is so excellent that, although straight lines, I feel I recognise the human sculptures of the dancers. Curtis Bahn’s sound creation, consisting of instrument samples and electronically manipulated sounds, has no such direct correlation with the dance figures but provides a minimalist sound environment instead that appears very appropriate to me. Considering how excellently the three arts go hand in hand still I have to say that the graphics, as beautiful as they are, steal more of my attention than I am willing to give because they distract me from the dance to a degree. I deliberately have to remind myself several times that I want to focus more on the dance because otherwise I will not perceive it at the degree it deserves.

Present tense - John Cage’s pieces for manipulated piano translated into something that reminds me of some Asian temple dance of the most beautifully bizarre kind.

I love my robots

Laurie Anderson’s music goes into my heart. At the same time, suppressing a burst out with laughter about the two broom-like robots with long sticks between the dancers I force myself again not to get distracted by the technical aspect. I feel reminded of animated cartoons of the 1970s where bewitched brooms play the key role. But seriously - Kenjiro Okazaki’s two remote controlled comrades form great counterpieces to the dancers. The last sequence really moves me. Trisha Brown herself goes into a vivid and playful physical dialog with the machines, full of fun and screams.

Another festival highlight.

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