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STORY WATER @ Beethovenfest Bonn (DE)

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 © Julia Gat

© Julia Gat

Program

Pierre Boulez
‘Dérive 2’ for 11 instruments (1988–2006/2009)

Rebecca Saunders
‘Fury II’ for solo double bass and ensemble (2009)

Ensemble Modern / Emanuel Gat
‘FolkDance’ for 11 musicians (2018)

Artists

Ensemble Modern 
Emanuel Gat Dance 
Emanuel Gat Choreography

The ‘STORY WATER’ project brings the renowned Ensemble Modern into contact with one of Europe’s leading choreographers. Originally Emanuel Gat always wanted to be a musician, and probing the relation between music and dance has become a defining feature of his work. The concept is unusual: part of the choreography is developed on the basis of finished scores, while another part makes use of a novel procedure in which dancers and musicians create an overall score involving both music and choreography. The gestures of sound production merge with those of the dance, elegantly crossing and blurring traditional boundaries and responsibilities.

#Chamber orchestra #For crossover enthusiasts #Dance

A project by Emanuel Gat Dance, Ensemble Modern and Frankfurt LAB e.V.
The performance in Bonn is sponsored by Kunststiftung NRW
In cooperation with Theater Bon