Six dancers and four musicians are locked in a metal construction that is made up of several small rooms. Enclosed in this metal frame, the dancers are isolated from each other and from the outside world. As the rooms gradually open up, they start to take control of their freedom of movement. By unfolding, connecting and extending the high walls of the rooms in various patterns, they rearrange the spaces. Patricio Wang, who previously composed music for the productions Thron (1984) and Sequence (1991), made a new composition for this production. The music is performed live by the LOOS ensemble.
LOOS was founded in 1982 by Peter van Bergen and soon developed into an avant-garde ensemble of international renown. LOOS represents a musical idiom, a vision of music and an attitude towards music and society. The work of the LOOS ensemble experiments with form and content, as the musicians – who are present on stage – create a musical and visual tension.
Patrico Wang made a new composition in which electronics plays a key role. The composition is typified by a well-defined and strong sound. This strength of the music shows clear parallels with Krisztina de Châtel’s physical and radical style.
premiere 25 April 2002, Theater aan het Spui, The Hague
concept and choreography Krisztina de Châtel
dance Eva Maria Christ, Kenji Imukai, Cecilia Moisio, Rob Peters, Swantje Schäuble, Suzan Tunca, Andreas Kuck, Barbara Louise Suters
LOOS Ensemble Peter van Bergen, Patricio Wang, Gerard Bouwhuis, Johan Faber
music Patricio Wang
stagedesign Mike van de Lagemaat
light Niko van der Klugt
costumes Emmy Schouten
photography Deen van Meer