Creation by CRYSTAL PITE
”Expansive, masterful dance”— Göteborgs-Posten
“The ‘clou’ of the evening is Crystal Pite’s solo for seven dancers – a pearl”— Svenska Dagbladet
"The ending is so gripping and beautiful: everything slips away and in the end, we are left standing emptyhanded. And the snow continues to fall."— Sveriges Radios Kulturnytt i P1
Crystal Pite is very selective about the dance companies she works with. In her first encounter with GöteborgsOperans Danskompani, she gives them "Solo Echo", created in 2012 for the Nederlands Dans Theater, where she is associate choreographer.
"Solo Echo" was inspired by two sonatas for cello and piano by Johannes Brahms, and the poem "Lines for Winter" by Mark Strand. As in Strand’s poem, "Solo Echo" invokes winter, music, and the moving body to express something essential about acceptance and loss.
This summer, Crystal Pite was elected Choreographer of the Year by the prestigious Tanz Magazine. The motivation was: “Whether in Paris, London, Zurich or Toronto, the Canadian choreographer transforms the crises of today into highly evocative dance forms; to works of art created in the spirit of humanity.”
Photos from Solo Echo
Choreography and Costume Design – Crystal Pite
Stager – Eric Beauchesne
Set design – Jay Gower Taylor
Costume design – Crystal Pite, Joke Visser
Lighting design – Tom Visser
Assistant lighting designer – Loes Schakenbos
Recorded music – Johannes Brahms
Sonata for Cello and Piano in E Minor, Op. 38: I. Allegro non troppo
Sonata for Cello and Piano in F Major, Op. 99: II. Adagio Affettuoso
(Performed by Yo-Yo Ma and Emanuel Ax)
Dancers – 7
Running time – 30 min
World premiere: February 9, 2012, Lucent Danstheater, Den Haag.
Please note! This set of images also contains images for an other work: Stoic. Please check the image details before print.
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