Artiom Shishkov (violin)
A production of Partita GbR in coproduction with HAU Hebbel am Ufer Berlin and Kampnagel Hamburg.
Sponsered by Basisförderung Berlin / The governing mayor Berlin – Senate Chancellery – Cultural Affairs.
Supported by the NATIONALES PERFORMANCE NETZ (NPN) Coproduction Fund for Dance, which is funded by the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media.
Special thanks to Malta Foundation for the residency.
What would happen if we were to abandon verticality after centuries of walking upright? This question is the starting point of Laurent Chétouane’s new creation. He focuses on the human person in all its fragility and in relation to a complex and incomprehensible world. The future is unpredictable and unimaginable, and yet it is in the grip of an infinite, perspectiveless present.
Two male and one female dancer search for new equilibriums in this disjointed setting. A violinist accompanies them live onstage with Bach’s Partita for Violin no. 1 in B-minor. This whirling and compelling composition becomes a thankful companion in the reeling world that Chétouane exhibits.
The audience will be in the first part of the piece on stage with the dancers and will share in silence from very close the specific relation to the floor that the dancers practice in order to question the verticality. New logics for the coordination of the body will Be visible. In the second part of the piece they will look and hear from the audience sits the dancers and the musician developping a piece together without any stable vertical anymore.
The piece will premiere in November 2017 in Berlin.