Jacopo Godani / Dresden Frankfurt Dance Company
Mixed Program (Metamorphers, Echoes from a restless soul, Moto Perpetuo)
A company established between the German cities of Dresden and Frankfurt will be opening the festival with the choreographies of its director, Jacopo Godani, an artist who controls every aspect of his shows, from the choreographies to the wardrobe, and who combines the legacy of traditional dance with contemporary thinking. His is a new and vibrant choreographic language, based on virtuosity, and which therefore constantly challenges the performers from a physical point of view. In this production the idea of the trilogy is approached from both the choreographic and the musical perspective. The trilogy, made up of three abstract creations, begins with Metamorphers, a piece based on Béla Bártok’s String Quartet No. 4, one of the great pieces of twentieth-century chamber music, which, played live by the Swiss ensemble Kubus Quartett, merges the score with Godani’s choreography. In Echoes From a Restless Soul, Godani tackles two parts of Maurice Ravel’s triptych Gaspard de la Nuit. Godani’s choreography visits the soundscapes of Ondine and Le Gibet, played live by Ruslan Bezbrozh, a first-rate musician on the international scene who is also the pianist of the Dresden Frankfurt Dance Company. Finally, Moto Perpetuo will close the show, a piece of great physicality and mathematical precision which starts with a neoclassical matrix and evolves towards contemporary forms to the sound of the electronic rhythms of the group 48nord (Ulrich Müller and Siegfried Rössert).
The creator of choreographies for prestigious companies such as the Nederlands Dans Theater, the Royal Ballet Covent Garden and the Companyia Nacional de Dansa, Jacopo Godani has a special relationship with the company IT Dansa, which has contributed particularly to making his creations known to audiences in Barcelona.
Virtuoso, complex, sophisticated: words that describe the dancing of the Dresden Frankfurt Dance Company, a prestigious German company that opens the Grec 2017 with three choreographies by its artistic director.
A production of the Dresden Frankfurt Dance Company and Teatro Arriaga Bilbao.
In collaboration with Kubus Quartett.
Supported by the city of Dresden and the state of Saxony as well as the city of Frankfurt am Main and the state of Hesse. Company-in-Residence at HELLERAU – European Centre for the Arts in Dresden and the Bockenheimer Depot in Frankfurt am Main.
In cooperation with German Federal Republic Consulate and Goethe Institut.
How to get there
- Choreography / lighting / costumes and set design
- Jacopo Godani
- Artistic coordinator
- Luisa Sancho Escanero
- Performed by
- Iolanda Filipa Almeida, Felix Berning, Daphne Fernberger, Rob Fordeyn, Gustavo Gomes, Anne Jung, Barbora Kubátová, Maeva Lassere, Zoe Lenzi, Julian Nicosia, Michael Ostenrath, Claudia Phlips, Carola Sicheri, Joel Small, David Leonidas Thiel, Ulysse Zangs
- Tour coordination
- Mondigromax – Cultius de Cultura
- Béla Bartók, String Quartet No. 4
- Live performed by
- Kubus Quartett (Ola Sendecki, violin; Ruth Gierten, violin; Liese Mészár, viola; Trude Mészár, cello)
- 25 min / 13 dancers
Echoes from a restless soul
- Maurice Ravel, Ondine and Le Gibet, from Gaspard de la Nuit
- Piano live performed by
- Ruslan Bezbrozh
- 15 min / 4 dancers
- 48nord (Ulrich Müller and Siegfried Rössert)
- 24 min / 16 dancers
L1 (Espanya), L3 (Espanya; Poble Sec)
França Xica, 42; Av. Rius i Taulet /Lleida
55, 150, N0, N6
Accessible venue for people with reduced mobility. Seating reserved at the rear of the theatre. Accessible toilets. Reserved parking.
Induction loop throughout most of theatre
- This activity is part of the Grec_ Selection
- Start date
- End date
- Teatre Grec
- 10 p.m.
- Running time
- 70 min
- 16-30 €