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SÂLMON<. Wagner & Ligeti

December 4
  • Season


  • Duration

    60' aprox

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  • Schedule

    21 h

  • Room

Wagner & Ligeti is a show that explores music and its meaning. It examines how the structures, repetitions and temporal interactions of orchestral music manage to express and communicate ideas; how the “organised noise” of music evokes images and converts them into thoughts. The dancers guide the public in the exploration of two pieces: the overture from Wagner’s Tannhäuser, one of the fragments of “narrative” instrumental music most clearly based in the Western canon, and Lontano, by György Ligeti, who tries to refute the very concept of musical hierarchy, presenting an arrangement for orchestra with twelve tones.

The confrontation through dance of these apparently very different fragments reveals to what extent they really resemble and depend on each other. This discovery makes us aware of the chimerical processes whereby the phenomena of “sound” and “motion”, which are neutral, are impregnated with meaning and become “music” and “dance”.

Albert Quesada (Spain, 1982) trained at the PARTS school in Brussels (2004-2008) and the Hogeschool voor de Kunsten (Amsterdam School of the Arts, MTD, 2003-2004), after studying philosophy and multimedia engineering in Barcelona. During his studies he organised weekly jams at PARTS. He has also taught on courses and in workshops at different places in Belgium, Austria, India and the United States. He has performed with the company ZOO – Thomas Hauert (Accords, You’ve Changed, In Vivo Danse, Mono) since 2009 and has also worked with Benjamin Vandewalle. Apart from his performances onstage, Quesada also creates videodance pieces, which have been exhibited internationally like his other work. In 2005, Albert Quesada began working on Solo on Bach & Glenn (2005-2008), a piece that has been developing constantly since then, is still on tour and has generated the duo Solos Bach & Gould (2010).

Concept Albert Quesada
Participants in the creation of the show Marcus Baldemar, Eleanor Campbell, Federica Porello, Mireia de Querol, Albert Quesada, Zoltán Vakulya
Albert Quesada / Klein Verzet vzw
Co-production Life Long Burning/workspacebrussels, Charleroi Danses, Kunstencentrum BUDA, PACT Zollverein (Départs)
With the support of the Flemish Government, the Vlaamse Gemeenschapscommissie (Flemish Community Commission) and the European Union Culture Programme
In collaboration with wp Zimmer, TAKT/Provinciaal Domein Dommelhof, STUK, Graner and Kunstencentrum Monty
Communication Curtain Call Productions