8th Festival 1998

Main programme


Mittwoch 11. Nov. und Donnerstag 12. Nov. // 22.00 – ca. 0.45 Uhr
Peterskirche

Internationale Bach-Nacht

Choreografien aus sechs Ländern nach Music von Johann Sebastian Bach

Technische Gesamtleitung: Bernd Erich Gengelbach



1. Compagnie Werner Stiefel, Leipzig


»Ein Air geht um die Welt«

Uraufführung



Konzeption, Choreografie, Bühne und Kostüme:

Werner Stiefel

Musik:

Orchestersuite Nr. 3, D-Dur, daraus Air (2. Satz)

Tänzer:

Michael Goldhahn (Ballett der Oper Leipzig)

Sänger:

Ensemble amarcord: Wolfram Lattke, Dietrich Barth (Tenor), Frank Ozimek (Bariton), Holger Krause, Daniel Knauft (Bass)



Werner Stiefel, born in 1954 in Malchin/Mecklenburg, worked from 1972-90 at the ballet of the Oper Leipzig, first as a group and later as first solo dancer. He later switched for six years to the Schauspiel Leipzig's Tanztheater. Since 1990 he choreographs his own chamber dance evenings, such as Erwins Stache's »Pas de Triangel« with sound machines (invited at the euro-scene Leipzig 1992) and »BB-Stübl« (»BB Chamber«) at the Oper Halle in 1993. In »Bachsche Verwirrungen« (»Bach-like confusion«, 1994) he turns towards Bach's music for the first time.

Stiefel's children programmes also were very successful. In his latest piece »Der geklaute Tretesel« (»The snitched Bike«, 1998) Stiefel also included the vocalist ensemble amarcord. This excellent and also internationally very successful a-cappella choir consists of five former members of the famous Thomanerchor (Thomanus Choir).


Produktion: euro-scene Leipzig



2. Annamirl van der Pluijm, Rotterdam


»Solo M«




Choreografie, Bühne und Kostüm:

Annamirl van der Pluijm

Musik:

aus Suite Nr. 3, C-Dur und Nr. 4, Es-Dur für Violoncello solo

Lichtdesign:

Achim Wassong

Tänzerin:

Annamirl van der Pluijm



Annamirl van der Pluijm learnt her profession at Rotterdam's dance acedemy and then worked as an actress for the Belgian theatre producer Jan Fabre and the German choreographer Reinhild Hoffmann before she started her own solo work in 1992. Due to her fascinating stage appearances, she played successfully in many European cities, as for instance with »Solo P.«, a hommage in the style of Henry Purcell (1995) and »The Other Me«, a self-analysis (1998).

»Solo M.« was inspired by Martha Graham, the »Grande Dame« of modern dance. Annamirl van der Pluijm treated some of the typically abstract movements to a very personal interpretation.


Uraufführung: 10.11.1994, Lissabon
Produktion: Kunst-Werk, Antwerpen / Culturgest, Lissabon



3. Compagnie Déjà Donné, Prag


»Suspicious Love«

(»Misstrauische Liebe«)

Deutschlandpremiere



Choreografie:

Simone Sandroni

Musik:

Präludium und Fuge, C-Dur und aus Brandenburgisches Konzert Nr. 3, G-Dur

Lichtdesign:

Simone Sandroni, Jan Beneš

Tänzer:

Anna Caunerová, Monika Caunerová, Eva Lacková, Eva Klimácková, Jozef Fruček, Ján Gonščák, Jaroslav Viňarský



While Simone Sandroni was a member of the Belgian Ultima Vez company from 1987 until 1992, Wim Vandekeybus was leading it. In 1992 he left this troupe, set up his own Compagnie Ernesto in Brussels and performed with it in several European countries. Later, in 1996 and together with the Czech choreographer Lenka Flory, he founded the company Déjà Donné in Prague and alongside it worked with the Italian Associazione Sosta Palmizi as a dancer and choreographer. Sandroni loves the extreme in his choreographic creations; the body drops, speed and individual improvisations.


Uraufführung: 21.03.1997, Bratislava
Produktion: Déjà Donné, Prag



4. Frey Faust, New York


»Loose Leaf«

(»Herabfallendes Blatt«)




Choreografie:

Frey Faust

Musik:

aus »Goldberg-Variationen«

Kostüme:

Marie-Jo Gebel

Tänzer:

Frey Faust



Frey Faust hails from California. He completed his dance training in pantomime, acrobatics, jazz, ballet and stage contact under the tutelage of Marcel Marceau in Paris. Contact improvisation, Aikido and Afro Haitian dance were added later to his repertory. After returning to his native country he worked together with several choreographers, e.g. Merce Cunningham and Stephen Petronio. Afterwards he lived for several years in Düsseldorf and created numerous choreographies which ranged from solos to group performances. Lately, he once again lives in the States.

The »Aria with 30 Changes«, the so-called »Goldberg Variations« is a creation of high intellectual and technical standard. Bach created it 1742 in Leipzig for Count Hermann Carl von Keyserlingk, the Russian ambassador at the royal court in Dresden. The count suffered from insomnia and so he asked Bach to write him a composition for his harpsichord player Johann Gottlieb Goldberg to play at night and help him fall asleep. Goldberg was also one of Bach's pupils.


Uraufführung: 1992, Düsseldorf
Produktion: Ardent Body Communications Dance Co., Berlin



5. Ina Rager, Wien


»Bella«

Deutschlandpremiere



Konzeption, Choreografie, Bühne und Kostüm:

Ina Rager

Inszenierung:

Michael Halbig

Musik:

John Lurie »Bella by Barlight« und Johann Sebastian Bach, aus »Goldberg-Variationen«

Tänzerin:

Ina Rager



Ina Rager was born 1969 in Salzburg. Since 1984, after her basic dance training in Salzburg, Vienna and Copenhagen, she specialised in the various techniques of Butoh, contemporary, ethnic and performing dance. After 1990 she worked as a street performer in many European and Asian cities and performed in numerous productions, e. g. at the Serapionstheater and the Tanz*Hotel in Vienna and the Tanztheater Ikarus in Klagenfurt. She taught physical theatre in Vienna and Copenhagen. Since 1993 she created several of her own pieces and guest performed with »Bella« at festivals in Graz, Vienna, Carinthia and Klagenfurt. Leipzig is her first venue abroad as a guest performer.


Uraufführung: 20.11.1993, Wien
Produktion: Ina Rager, Wien / WUK-Festival »Spätschicht«, Wien



6. Black Blanc Beur, Paris


»Lambarena«




Choreografie:

Christine Coudun

Musik:

Hugues de Courson & Pierre Akendengué (Collage: Johann Sebastian Bach und afrikanische Musik)

Lichtdesign:

Pol Brengel

Kostüme:

Patricia Ascensio

Tänzer:

Sylvain Aupra, Marilyn Berry, Iffra Dia, Richard M'Passi



Black Blanc Beur, »one of France's most exiting dance companies« (Pia Kurz, Frankfurter Neue Presse, 20.12.1997), started its Hip-Hop success story out on the streets of Paris' suburbs. The kids met there during the mid-eighties – the blacks, the blancs (the whites) and the beurs, as the children of the Algerian immigrants were called. Jean Djemad picked those dance-crazies off the streets and put them on stage. He still manages the company today.

Four dancers infectiously trace their own cultural roots in »Lambarena«. »Lambaréne« is a place in Gaben/Central Africa where Albert Schweitzer worked since 1913 as a doctor for tropical medicine and where he managed a hospital up to his death in 1965. (He wrote a book about Bach and he also played the organ very well). »Lambarena« stands as a synonym for sharing cultural experiences, an amazing musical success by combining Bach's harmony with African airs.


Uraufführung: 11.01.1997, Elancourt-Paris
Produktion: Le Prisme, Elancourt-Paris / DRAC, Ile de France

Mit freundlicher Unterstützung von Association Française d'Action Artistique-Ministère des Affaires Etrangères, Paris.