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A duet for three dancers and two musicians.

Flowers (we are)

Claire Croizé & Matteo Fargion

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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Claire Croizé
Musical composition
Matteo Fargion
Emmi Väisänen, Claire Godsmark, Gorka Gurrutxaga
Music interpreted by
Matteo Fargion and Francesca Fargion
Etienne Guilloteau
Costume design
Anne-Catherine Kunz
Light design
Hans Meijer
ECCE vzw
Co-produced by
De Vlaamse Overheid, Concertgebouw Brugge, wpZimmer, Kunstencentrum BUDA, Kaaitheater and Théâtre de la Bastille, Paris
With the support of
Workspace Brussels, STUK
Many thanks to
Herman Sorgeloos

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