Figures in a Landscape
An international, interdisziplinary project between fine art and dance - choreography
Premiere March 29th. 2018 _ 6.00 pm
Gemäldegalerie im Kulturforum / Sonderausstellungshalle 2
Matthäikirchplatz, 10785 Berlin
also March 30. / 31. and April 1. / 2 _ 4.00 pm
Figures in a Landscape is a meditation on living painting and moving sculptures, a dialogue between visual art and dance, between European and Chinese culture.
Starting point were the costume designs of the British visual artist Jonathan Baldock, inspired by such diverse references and influences as Chinese opera costumes, medieval monks' cowls or the abstraction of European modernism.
With their choreography, Jutta Hell and Dieter Baumann add an extra dimension to the materiality of Baldock's costumes. They are repeatedly arranged differently on the bodies of the eight dancers, in the movement, through the dance, and receive an independent rhythm in the lines, form and color.
The museum as place of the performance, becomes an important part of the perception and reflection of the piece.
Figures in a Landscape
Total running time: 60 minutes, no intermission
Artistic directors: Jutta Hell, Dieter Baumann
Direction, Choreography: Jutta Hell
Costum, Sculptur: Jonathan Baldock
Dance, Choreography: Dieter Baumann. Alessandra Defazio, Er Gao, Yuebing Luo, Carlos Osatinsky, Anja Sielaff, Wang Zhen Jun, Li Ling Xi
Light: Fabian Bleisch
Photos: Dirk Bleicker
Produktion: Tanzcompagnie Rubato, funded by Hauptstadtkulturfonds, in cooperation with Stiftung Preußischer Kulturbesitz_Staatliche Museen zu Berlin and Powerstation of Art, Shanghai
SOS_ Gerhard Bohner_ Tanzcompagnie Rubato
Tempo: a tender slowness
Reconstruction / Passing on 2018
A TANZFONDS ERBE project
April 26. - 28. 2018 _ 8.00 pm
Akademie der Künste, Berlin
Pariser Platz, Blackbox
Gerhard Bohner's late work is the essence of his exploration of the legacy of pre-war modernism, in search of a new language that transcends time. The result are masterpieces of dance art. Throughout his life, a pioneer who has not established himself in any aesthetic habit, Bohner created with his latest work SOS a lesson of accuracy and reduction, permeable to theatrical composition.
The dance critic Irene Sieben wrote on the occasion of a resumption of SOS in 1999: "... The reunion with Bohner's work and his spiritual dimension is still groundbreaking seven years after his death." The pure doctrine. Every young choreographer should listen to, to distinguish black from white to learn to fight for the quality of art ... "(ballet international / dance aktuell 1/2000)
Jutta Hell and Dieter Baumann pass on the choreography they created for them in 1991for the first time to the next generation of dancers. A TANZFONDS ERBE project.
Total running time: 65 minutes, no intermission
Choreography: Gerhard Bohner (1936 - 1992)
Artistic directors, passing on: Jutta Hell, Dieter Baumann
Dancers: Niannian Zhou, Xuan Shi
Speaker: Knuth Irche
Music / Sound: Ronald Steckel
Set Design: Ursula Sax
Stage: Norbert Stück
Photo: Klaus Rabien
Texts taken from the book "herzzero" by Franz Mon
Funded by TANZFONDS ERBE – an initiative by the German Federal Cultural Foundation, in cooperation with Academy of Art, Berlin. A Tanzcompagnie Rubato production.
The photo book
30 years Tanzcompagnie Rubato
Book release: September 2015
Published by Jutta Hell und Dieter Baumann
Layout: Dirk Bleicker
Editorial: Sven Neumann
With original contributions from
Dr. Johannes Odenthal and Jun. Professor Dr. Susanne Foellmer
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