Contrasts also form an important feature in Pulse, a powerful choreography set to the music of the Hungarian composer György Ligeti. In Ligeti’s piano études, mechanical and organic sounds come together in a driving pulse, like a kind of heartbeat for the dance. In response, the choreography displays rigid lines and swirling movements, but also passionate solos in which the individual breaks away from the group. ‘A new classic in de Châtel’s oeuvre.’ (NRC Handelsblad).
Pulse was togheter with choreographies by Conny Janssen and Ann Van den Broek part of the DANSCombinatie.
premiere 21 January 2007, Theater aan het Spui, The Hague
choreography Krisztina de Châtel, Massimo Molinari
dance Daniel Costa, David Essing, Andreas Kuck, Massimo Molinari, Francesca Monti, Goran Turnsek, René Vrieling
music György Ligeti
stagedesign Conrad van der Ven
light Bernie van Velzen
photography Ton van Til