Frankfurt Dresden Dance Company - Jacopo Godani

Frankfurt Dresden Dance Company ::N.N.N.N. / Echoes from a Restless Soul / From Now On

The Dresden Frankfurt Dance Company opens its fourth season with a thrilling mixed program: Jacopo Godani´s Echoes from a Restless Soul, William Forsythe´s N.N.N.N. and a world premiere for our audiences: From now on, also from Godani.

The evening starts with Jacopo Godanis Echoes from a Restless Soul (2016) which is set to Le Gibet and Ondine, both part of the Gaspard de la Nuit triptych, a composition for solo piano written by Maurice Ravel in 1908. The basis for this masterpiece is an earlier French poem by Aloysius Bertrand. On a creation of incredible virtuosity, Ravel brings Bertrand’s poems to life, employing an innovative piano technique within a classical form. The choreographic elements in Echoes form a common thread, merging in an atmosphere that transcends time and place. In this eerie otherworldliness, Godani and the company offer an array of pas de deux and quartets that describes a landscape of artistic virtuosity. Through them, intricate and unending combinations of a formal relationship – the pas de deux – are presented. Godani enhances movement with pointe shoes while creating a remarkable freedom within certain aesthetic parameters – as the ones from a more classical approach. Ravel’s score will be performed live on stage.

Up next, follows N.N.N.N. by William Forsythe, which was created in 2002. The choreography appears as a mind in four parts, four dancers in a state of constant, tacit connection. Underscored by the sudden murmured flashes of Thom Willem's music, the dancers enter into a complex, intense inscription. Their arms, heads, bodies and legs become singular voices, each tuned and in counterpoint to the other. The dancers write out a text of the voice of the body, slowly, then more and more rapidly, coalescing over and over into a linked entity of flinging arms, folding joints and a sharp, high sense of time.

In From now on, Godani creates a lightning flash of movement on stage. With the choreographic eruption of symmetries, oppositions and reiterations, dancers become at once a physical body and an overwhelming entity in an unexpected and colourful world of forms. In a landscape outlined by a series of scenes in constant flux, each element motivates the other through their linking: it is connections that transform the moving particles. The choreography is a visual architecture - a construction that seems uncomplicated but has an incredible amount of information within itself. Searching for an unconventional situation in which to challenge the body with ideas, in From now on Godani develops a sophisticated allusion to the geometry of classical dance from a contemporary frame of mind. For this occasion, Kronos Quartet ft. Steve Mackey, Physical Property (1992), offers a musical structure that fits the new creation like a hand in a glove.


Echoes from a Restless Soul
Choreography Jacopo Godani

Light, Stage, Costumes Jacopo Godani
Music Maurice Ravel, Ondine & Le Gibet from Gaspard de la Nuit
Piano, Live Performance Svjatoslav Korolev
Length 15 min / 4 dancers
World Premiere 16 November 2016, Dresden Frankfurt Dance Company, Frankfurt am Main, Bockenheimer Depot

 

 

N.N.N.N.

Choreography William Forsythe

Light, Stage, Costumes William Forsythe
Music Thom Willems
Length 20 min / 4 dancers
Staged by Cyril Baldy, Ander Zabala
World Premiere 21 November 2002, Ballett Frankfurt, Frankfurt am Main, Opera

 

 

From now on
Choreography Jacopo Godani

Light, Stage, Costumes Jacopo Godani
Music Steven Mackey, Physical Property (1992) from the album Short Stories, recorded by the Kronos Quartet, Boosey & Hawkes Bote & Bock GmbH, Berlin for Hendon Music, Inc.
Length 15 min / 7 dancers
World Premiere 11 October 2018, Dresden Frankfurt Dance Company, Frankfurt am Main, Bockenheimer Depot

 

Echoes from a Restless Soul / N.N.N.N. / From now on

Choreographies William Forsythe and Jacopo Godani

Echoes from a Restless Soul

Light, Stage, Costumes Jacopo Godani
Music Maurice Ravel, Ondine & Le Gibet from Gaspard de la Nuit
Piano, Live Performance Svjatoslav Korolev
Length 15 min / 4 dancers
World Premiere 16 November 2016, Dresden Frankfurt Dance Company, Frankfurt am Main, Bockenheimer Depot

 

N.N.N.N.


Light, Stage, Costumes William Forsythe
Music Thom Willems
Length 20 min / 4 dancers
Staged by Cyril Baldy, Ander Zabala
World Premiere 21 November 2002, Ballett Frankfurt, Frankfurt am Main, Opera

 

World Premiere
From now on

Light, Stage, Costumes Jacopo Godani
Music Steven Mackey, Physical Property (1992) from the album Short Stories, recorded by the Kronos Quartet, Boosey & Hawkes Bote & Bock GmbH, Berlin for Hendon Music, Inc.
Length 15 min / 7 dancers
World Premiere 11 October 2018, Dresden Frankfurt Dance Company, Frankfurt am Main, Bockenheimer Depot