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Body Without Organs | Richard Siegal / Ballet Of Difference am Schauspiel Köln

1. März 2024

At the beginning of the 20th century, the avant-garde theater artist Antonin Artaud called for a "body without organs", thus conjuring up forces that would break with aesthetic conventions and social norms. But is an avant-garde conceivable without the background of the tradition it abandons? Based on these considerations, Richard Siegal develops an almost dialectical choreography for the Ballet of Difference, in which strictly composed forms and their dissolution interpenetrate each other. On March 01 and 02 at the Muffatwerk

The US choreographer draws inspiration from a work he created for the Sao Paulo Dance Company in Brazil in 2016: six pieces by French composer Jean-Philippe Rameau, which formed the musical basis of the choreography at the time, are now expanded to include new electro-acoustic compositions by Lorenzo Bianchi Hoesch. The latter decomposes and overwrites Rameau's formal rigor and, in combination with Richard Siegal's choreography, unleashes the unconscious potential of the Baroque. The perfect starting point for an evening of dance that opens up completely new perspectives on Richard Siegal's company: Between matter and form, between ballet codes and their deconstruction, BODY WITHOUT ORGANS shows the Ballet of Difference from its delicate and fragile side.

Choreography: Richard Siegal

Stage: Richard Siegal

Costume: Flora Miranda

Light & Video: Matthias Singer

Music: Lorenzo Bianchi Hoesch - Jean-Philippe Rameau interpreted on the piano by Tzimon Barto (Ondine 2006)

Dramaturgy: Tobias Staab - Evan Supple

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