Frankfurt Dresden Dance Company - Jacopo Godani

Frankfurt Dresden Dance Company ::Workwithinwork / High Breed

Workwithinwork



From the opening moments of Workwithinwork – the curtain rising upon a man curving his arms upward while his body angles away, the movement quickly picked up by the dancers behind him - a near-ceaseless flow of motion takes on a life of its own, an eddying and ebbing current that appears to shape the trajectories of those onstage to its will, governed by the haunting rhythms of Luciano Berio's Duetti for two Violins, vol. 1 (1979-83). Spare and austere in atmosphere, the ballet offers a detailed, musical rendering of apparently infinite extrapolations upon classical technique, while freeing the dancers from its conventional logic. Like many different possible conversations, a succession of beautiful duos - from a combative encounter between two men at the start of the work, circling one another with edgy athleticism, to a tender pas de deux in which a woman is swept through the air in arabesque with a slow, sculptural inevitability - forms the heart of the piece. Framed by and emerging from larger ensembles, these encounters are impersonal, but impassioned, an encountering of physical potentiality, movement emerging as if hewn from the air. Melting into and out of the blackness at the back of the stage, their groupings shifting with kaleidoscopic certainty, the dancers might be figments of the creative imagination of the anonymous man who sits, back to the audience, thoughtfully arranging the small objects that are projected upon a screen overhead.
(Roslyn Sulcas)

 

Light William Forsythe, Tanja Rühl
Stage William Forsythe
Costumes Stephen Galloway
Music Luciano Berio, Duetti per due violini, vol. 1 (1979-83)
Staged by Francesca Caroti
Lenght 30 Min
World Premiere 16 October 1998, Ballett Frankfurt, Frankfurt am Main, Opernhaus


High Breed


High Breed could be considered an ideological work, in the sense that it makes idea-forms visible. As a giver of shape who wants to bring viewers into the dance experience, Jacopo Godani attempts to escape from the imaginable, to go beyond it, and in his way, he creates an intriguing darkness: a realm in which potentiality emerges beyond light.

Because for High Breed to be beyond possibles, it must find itself freed of limited choreographic restrictions. And following that course, Godani negotiates, not only with the choreography, but also with the spaces between those ghostly images he creates and pure abstraction. Glimpses of figures moving in the shadows, silhouettes appearing and disappearing, spectres lurking in a thick penumbra while out of nowhere, dancers step to existence within a field of light. The choreographer is interested in a performance, but as well, in the world this performance conjures.  

A blazing display of boldness, High Breed is a fundamental creation whose use of light and darkness is an artistic means by which a something else can be brought into visibility, because something has been set free choreographically. With a physical intensity, rich in action and in exactitude – virtually mathematical in its precision, Godani reveals the quintessence of the company’s identity. By forgoing the superficial and emphasizing a masterful knowledge of technique, the spectator experiences choreography as a signature event in the truest sense of that word. (Luisa Sancho Escanero)

 

Choreography Jacopo Godani
Music 48nord (Ulrich Müller & Siegfried Rössert)
Stage, Light and Costumes Jacopo Godani
Staged by Julian Nicosia
Length 25 min
Word Premiere 22 September 2017, Dresden Frankfurt Dance Company, HELLERAU – European Centre for the Arts, Dresden

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Workwithinwork / High Breed

Choreographies William Forsythe and Jacopo Godani

Workwithinwork

Light William Forsythe, Tanja Rühl
Stage William Forsythe
Costumes Stephen Galloway
Music Luciano Berio, Duetti per due violini, vol. 1 (1979-83)
Staged by Francesca Caroti
Lenght 30 min
World Premiere 16 October 1998, Ballett Frankfurt, Frankfurt am Main, Opernhaus

 

High Breed

Choreography Jacopo Godani
Stage, Light and Costumes Jacopo Godani
Music 48nord (Ulrich Müller & Siegfried Rössert)