Frankfurt Dresden Dance Company - Jacopo Godani

Frankfurt Dresden Dance Company ::Metamorphers / Echoes from a restless soul / Postgenoma / Moto Perpettuo

Metamorphers

In Metamorphers, Godani’s pure choreography poignantly captures the essence of Béla Bartók’s String Quartet Nº 4 (1928). Metamorphers races through thrilling musical connections as dancers coalesce in sextets, quartets, pas de deux, duos, solos and other compelling combinations. The choreography makes the score’s “puzzle” visible, allowing both artistic universes to converge. Godani plays with naturalness and spontaneity, embracing and transforming an enormous configuration of highly sophisticated choreographic material. Metamorphers is unquestionably a musical work: in it, dance becomes the melody of the music. Béla Bartók’s string quartets are recognized as crowning achievements of twentieth-century chamber music. The composer demonstrates his genius through the fourth quartet’s five mirroring movements. Bartók´s score will be performed live on stage.

Light, Stage, Costumes Jacopo Godani
Music Béla Bartók, String Quartet Nº 4
Live performance Ensemble Modern (Aida-Carmen Soanea - Viola, Michael M. Kasper - Violoncello, Jagdish Mistry - Violine, Diego Ramos Rodriguez - Violine)
Length 25 min / 13 dancers
World Premiere 16 November 2016, Dresden Frankfurt Dance Company, Frankfurt am Main, Bockenheimer Depot


Echoes from a Restless Soul

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 tolife, 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 onstage by Ruslan Bezbrozh, the company’s accompanist and a renowned concert pianist. 

Light, Stage, Costumes Jacopo Godani
Music Maurice RavelOndine & Le Gibet aus Gaspard de la Nuit
Live performance Ruslan Bezbrozh
Length 15 min / 4 dancers
World Premiere 16 November 2016, Dresden Frankfurt Dance Company, Frankfurt am Main, Bockenheimer Depot


Moto Perpetuo

The striking neoclassical matrix of the enthralling choreography Moto Perpetuo allows classical ballet technique to flow towards contemporary forms. Through intense group sections with the whole company and empowered physical action – highlighted by point work – this stunning piece reveals the artistic essence and the character of the company. In this production, Godani collaborates once more with 48nord who provide the choreographer with a fascinating electronic musical horizon. 

Light, Stage, Costumes Jacopo Godani
Music 48nord (Ulrich Müller & Siegfried Rössert)
Length 24 min / 16 dancers
World Premiere 16 November 2016, Dresden Frankfurt Dance Company, Frankfurt am Main, Bockenheimer Depot


Postgenoma

With Postgenoma, Jacopo Godani fulfils a long desired dream: to create a universe on its own with a unique pas de deux. For this choreography, 48nord provides the choreographer with a formidable sound background.

Light, Stage, Costumes Jacopo Godani
Music 48nord (Ulrich Müller & Siegfried Rössert)
Length 24 min / 16 dancers
World Premiere 5 February 2017, Dresden Frankfurt Dance Company, Equilibrio Festival 2017 / Germania, Auditorium Parco della Musica Roma

Mixed Program

Choreographies Jacopo Godani

Metamorphers

Light, Stage, Costumes Jacopo Godani
Music Béla Bartók, String Quartet Nº 4
Live performance Ensemble Modern (Aida-Carmen Soanea - Viola, Michael M. Kasper - Violoncello, Jagdish Mistry - Violine, Diego Ramos Rodriguez - Violine)
Length 25 min / 13 dancers
World Premiere 16 November 2016, Dresden Frankfurt Dance Company, Frankfurt am Main, Bockenheimer Depot

Echoes from a Restless Soul

Light, Stage, Costumes Jacopo Godani
Music Maurice RavelOndine & Le Gibet from Gaspard de la Nuit
Live performance Ruslan Bezbrozh
Length 15 min / 4 dancers
World Premiere 16 November 2016, Dresden Frankfurt Dance Company, Frankfurt / Bockenheimer Depot


Moto Perpetuo

Light, Stage, Costumes Jacopo Godani
Music 48nord (Ulrich Müller & Siegfried Rössert)
Length 24 min / 16 dancers
World Premiere 16 November 2016, Dresden Frankfurt Dance Company, Frankfurt am Main, Bockenheimer Depot


Postgenoma

Light, Stage, Costumes Jacopo Godani
Music 48nord (Ulrich Müller & Siegfried Rössert)
Length 24 min / 16 dancers
World Premiere 5 February 2017, Dresden Frankfurt Dance Company, Equilibrio Festival 2017 / Germania, Auditorium Parco della Musica Roma

In cooperation with Ensemble Modern