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A duet for three dancers and two musicians.

Flowers (we are)

Claire Croizé

Flowers (we are) is Claire Croizé’s first collaboration with contemporary composer Matteo Fargion. Together they are creating a dance piece with live music by and inspired by Bach. Selections from the preludes of Das Wohltemperierte Klavier, transcriptions of his chorales for four hands, and new compositions form the musical texture, executed on one piano by Matteo and his daughter Francesca. Three dancers translate this vision into movement.

Claire and Matteo are looking for a playful and creative approach to Bach. this is Claire’s third time working with the poetry of Rainer Maria Rilke (after EVOL and HERO). His writings will be converted into lyrics that lean closer to pop music and, as such, contrast with the Classical framework, in an irreverent hommage to the Baroque composer.

“Hommage” is the keyword here, not just in the sense of a tribute, but also as a gift, of the dancers to each other, of the musicians to the dancers and vice versa, and of the performers to the audience. Flowers (we are) is both intimate and generous, a loving ode to the performers and a search for the different possible relationships between diverse personalities and generations, between dancers and musicians, between dance and music.

 

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Concept
Claire Croizé
Musical composition
Matteo Fargion
Dance
Emmi Väisänen, Claire Godsmark, Gorka Gurrutxaga
Music interpreted by
Matteo Fargion and Francesca Fargion
Music
Bach
Dramaturgy
Etienne Guilloteau
Costume design
Anne-Catherine Kunz
Production
ECCE vzw
Co-produced by
De Vlaamse Overheid, Concertgebouw Brugge, wpZimmer, Kunstencentrum BUDA, Kaaitheater
Workspace Brussels, STUK
HERO

Claire Croizé

Flowers (we are)

Claire Croizé

Mer-

Claire Croizé and Etienne Guilloteau

EVOL

Claire Croizé

The Diamond Sea

Etienne Guilloteau

Primitive

Claire Croizé

Feu

Etienne Guilloteau

Zeit-bild

Etienne Guilloteau

Synopsis of a Battle

Etienne Guilloteau