Creation by Marcos Morau
“The dancers’ presence never wavers for a second”— Göteborgs-Posten
“Visually stylish”— Svenska Dagbladet
Spaniard Marcos Morau and his creative collective La Veronal are known for creating works with a sophisticated, entertaining and somewhat absurd style. Rothko Chapel, created for GöteborgsOperans Danskompani, is a grandiose journey through art, life and death.
Rothko Chapel, designed by artist Mark Rothko, is an interreligious chapel welcoming people from all religions, as well as those without religious beliefs. I love the connection between the human presence, art and religion. I believe art and religion meet where words end. Words are limiting; art is not. I want to take the audience on a journey through art, death and life. And life is Rothko Chapel.
Image gallery from Rothko Chapel
Concept, direction, sound design and choreography (in collaboration with the dancers) – Marcos Morau
Set design – Max Glaenzel
Dramaturgy – Celso Giménez, Pablo Gisbert
Sound design – Pablo Gisbert
Costume design – Silvia Delagneau
Sound design – David Stokholm
Assistant choreographers – Lorena Nogal, Ariadna Montfort
World Premiere 4 March 2017 at the Göteborg Operan
Length 60 mins
Music featured in Rothko Chapel
Syrinx – ANOICE, unknown author
Warswawa – ARNE NORDHEIM
Where did you sleep last night? – HUDDIE WILLIAM ”LEADBELLY” LEDBETTER
Dream – JOHN CAGE
Bukharian – BLACK OX ORKESTAR, unknown author
O vos omnes – ESCOLANIA DE MONTSERRAT, by PABLO CASALS
Bird’s lament – MOONDOG, written by LOUIS THOMAS HARDIN
Polorum regina – TRADITIONAL, unknown author
Black Vomit – WOLF EYES, unknown author
sensations: No.1 – FRANÇOIS BAYLE
Klosterallee – PEINEMANN, ASMUS TIETCHENS
Stratus – ELSE MARIE PADE, JACOB KIRKEGAARD
So it goes – GREG HAINES
This image group also contains images from another piece: Storm.
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