Hear Eyes Move - Elisabeth Schilling

Hear Eyes Move - Elisabeth Schilling

Saturday, 07 October 2023 15:30:00 ECHTERNACH


Echter'Classic Festival 2023

Venue: Church of Sts. Peter and Paul, Echternach

Saturday 07.10 | 15h30     

Echter'Classic Festival: Hear Eyes Move - Elisabeth Schilling

Dances with Ligeti

Have two art forms ever forged such a close and complex relationship as music and dance? How does music move? How does dance sound? And where do these sounds and movements meet, once freed from their supposed task of imitating or reflecting, creating an atmosphere, providing a setting or coexisting?

The Hungarian composer György Ligeti said of his virtuoso Études pour piano that "tactile concepts were almost as important as acoustic concepts" in the compositional process. The movements and developments of the music are thus not just a matter of listening, but of sensation: they can be experienced "as a tactile form, a succession of muscular tensions". 

With their forms and sequences, Ligeti's pieces could be seen as "growing organisms". Following this line of reasoning, the choreographer Elisabeth Schilling has created a form of choreographic interpretation of the Études pour piano. By treating dance and music as coherent forms that grow alongside and within each other, she has created, with her five dancers and pianist Cathy Krier, a dance concert charged with captivating multisensory images.

Elisabeth Schilling, concept and choreography | Cathy Krier, piano | Brian Ca, Cree Barnett-Williams, Valentin Goniot, Elisabeth Christine Holth, Piera Jovic, dance

Choreographic assistance: Brian Ca | Costumes and scenography: Michèle Tonteling | Dramaturgy: Moritz Gansen | Lighting design: Fränz Meyers | Production: Elisabeth Schilling / Making Dances a.s.b.l. | Supported by the Ministère de la Culture du Luxembourg | Coproduction: Les Théâtres de la Ville de Luxembourg, Kunstfest Weimar & Mosel Musikfestival. 

Support : Philharmonie Luxembourg, Œuvre Nationale de Secours Grande Duchesse Charlotte, Ministerium für Wissenschaft, Weiterbildung und Kultur des Landes Rheinland-Pfalz / Kultursommer Rheinland-Pfalz, TROIS C-L Centre de Création Chorégraphique Luxembourgeois, European Commission, Erasmus for Young Entrepreneurs, Fondation Indépendance, FOCUNA, Monodrama Festival, Dance from Luxembourg

Duration: 1 h 15 min without break

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Eglise SS. Pierre-et-Paul Echternach


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Saturday, 07 October 2023 - 15h30