Starting with Maurice Ravel’s choreographic poem for orchestra, Thomas Hauert has produced an abstract composition in which intercerebrality, the mental space between the performers is experienced as a flock of birds unleashing the complexity of its figures, with no conductor and with no pre-established plan. The harmonies, the melodies, the counterpoints are translated, amplified or physically deflected by the dancers. The rhythms travel from body to body to form captivating polyphonies of movement, a dynamic to which Thierry De Mey presented a response in film: here he sets up the whirling rhetoric of acrobatics.
Concept and direction Thierry De Mey
Choreography Thomas Hauert
Music Maurice Ravel, La Valse
Performed by The Vienna Philharmonic, directed by Lorin Maazel
Dancers Thomas Hauert, Martin Kilvady, Sara Ludi, Zoe Poluch, Mat Voorter, Samantha van Wissen, Liz Kinoshita, Albert Quesada, Gabriel Schenker, Fabián Barba, Eun Kyung Lee, Sirah Foighel, Franziska Aigner, Marisa Cabal, Marco Torrice
Production Charleroi Danses
Co-production Arte France / Eroïca Productions / ZOO/Thomas Hauert