Typhoon

Typhoon

In Typhoon, Krisztina de Châtel’s dancers confront a set of wind machines designed by Peter Vermeulen. In a windless prologue, accompanied by rippling layers of piano by Simeon ten Holt (Canto Ostinato), the dancers prepare for the approaching storm. They stand at a slant, as if leaning into the wind. Their arms cleave the air: they are ready for the struggle. The swelling roar of the wind machines then begins to drown out the soft tones of the piano. The dancers suck in lungfuls of air and begin a proud, defiant struggle against this (invisible) enemy, which materialises from thin air as they dance. (Isabella Lanz, dance critic).

premiere 22 February 1986, Shaffy Theater, Amsterdam
choreography Krisztina de Châtel
dance Corné du Crocq, Josje Neuman, Karin Post, Robert Salden, Lilian Vos
music Simeon ten Holt – Canto Ostinato
stagedesignPeter Vermeulen
light Jilles Jongkind, Peter Vermeulen
costumes Mieke Erich
photography Peter van der Stap