Lake Studios Berlin
12587 Berlin – Friedrichshagen
29 September 2020 . 19h00 + 20h30
SARABANDE is a poetic study into the darkness, frivolity, humour, and
beauty of French baroque dance history retraced in our present moment.
Proceeding through four recreated Baroque dances – the Allemande,
Sarabande, Passacaille, and Menuet – we explore the relationships
between music and movement, composition and transmission, and ask
questions about history, power, lineage, and structure: To whom does
“classical” dance belong? What is my relation to this tradition which I
have been taught? What kind of symbols and hierarchies are entrenched in
dance? How can we repurpose historical traditions, and to what extent?
The processes we worked through in the creation of Sarabande have been
both formal and cultural, and through them we have arrived at movement
which is alight with juxtapositions: precision and ambiguity, the formal
and informal, the familiar and the foreign.
Image above: Dieter Hartwig.