THOMAS HAUERT - (sweet) (bitter) + Pulse Constellations

March 6

THOMAS HAUERT + GABRIEL SCHENKER (sweet) (bitter) + Pulse Constellations

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(sweet) (bitter)

Thomas Hauert is a dancer and choreographer whose sophisticated, improvisation–‐based research on movement has a strong relation to music – either actual music or the musicality of the movement itself. In his new solo (sweet) (bitter) he interacts with the baroque madrigal Si dolce è’l tormento composed by Claudio Monteverdi but also with 12 Madrigali of Salvatore Sciarrino.

Hauert interprets this musical poem of impossible love as the expression of a conflict between the bliss of pursuing an ideal and the torment of knowing that this  ideal will stay unreachable – a tension which is a universal motor of life but takes as many forms, as many interpretations, as there are individual visions of this “perfect country”.

In 1998, the Swiss dancer Thomas Hauert formed his own company of contemporary dance ZOO/Thomas Hauert and has created more a dozen pieces which have toured all over the world. He has also created pieces for e.g. P.A.R.T.S., the Zurich Ballet, Toronto Dance Theatre and Candoco Dance Company. Hauert is the academic director of the new bachelor degree in contemporary dance at the school La Manufacture in Lausanne since 2014. In Barcelona he has presented Modify, Walking Oscar and Accords with ZOO and the duet From B to B with Angels Margarit and La mesura del desordre with the group La Bolsa.

Concept, choreography and dance Thomas Hauert / Light Bert Van Dijck / Costume Chevalier–‐Masson / Music Claudio Monteverdi, Si dolce è’l tormento
Production ZOO/Thomas Hauert / Coproduction Charleroi Danses, Centre Chorégraphique de la Féderation Wallonie-Bruxelles / Supported by Fédération Wallonie–‐Bruxelles – Service de la danse / Pro Helvetia – Swiss Arts Council / Vlaamse Gemeenschapscommissie / Ein Kulturengagement des Lotterie–‐Fonds des Kantons Solothurn / Wallonie–‐Bruxelles International
ZOO/Thomas Hauert is in residence at Charleroi Danses

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Pulse Constellations

This piece departs from John McGuire’s electronic composition Pulse Music III, from 1978, a complex multi-layered piece born from an aural image of movements in space. The piece combines a variety of pulses, tempos, and melodies to form a sequence of 24 distinct but interrelated sections that fold into each other in abrupt, unexpected ways. The quality of the sounds, the fullness of the composition, and
its constant, unsettling movement in space, brings about a stellar, cosmic quality to the work. In his Pulse Constellations, choreographer and dancer Gabriel Schenker deconstructs and reconstructs the complex web of pulse layers of the composition. A kaleidoscope of rhythms and coordinations cross his body in overlapping rhythms. With his performance, Schenker explores the limits between the mathematical and the organic, the digital precision of electronic music and the analogue imprecision of a dance, the borders between the danceable and the audible.
Pulse Constellations follows the compositional structures of Pulse Music III by breaking it down to smaller pieces, by following its flow, and by adding melodic and rhythmic lines through the shared aural and visual space.

Conception, performance Gabriel Schenker / Music Pulse Music III, John McGuire / Artistic research advice Chrysa Parkinson / Executive Production Caravan Production (Brussel)
Co-production STUK (Leuven, BE), TAKT – Provinciaal Domein Dommerlhof (Neerpely, BE) / Residencies Tanzhaus Zurich (CH), Charleroi Danses (BE), BUDA (Kortrijk, BE) / Thanks to Salva Sanchis (Kunst/werk), Pierre Slinckx, Sarah Ludi

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