Double Program

with Stephanie Schober & Gabriela Tarcha 

July 21 2009

Hamburger Sprechwerk, 8 pm

(ca. 90 minutes) • Public discussion with the artist(s) after the performance 


Stephanie Schober Dance Company (Germany/London)

Newly is inspired by composer Veljo Tormis’ large-scale choral composition called ‘Estonian Wedding Songs’. Dancers Elisabetta d’Aloia and Juraj Korec create movement and vocal material in response to the principles underlying the traditional folk music. Re-interpreting the structure of the music and using it as a framework for the dance allows a space for the dancers’ relationship to reveal itself in unexpected ways.

Choreography: Stephanie Schober
Dance: Elisabetta d’Aloia & Juraj Korec
Light: Warren Letton
Supported by: ROH2 @ Royal Opera House

The Accompanists

The Accompanists has been created as a development of “Newly”, and is a further exploration of the close affinity of music and dance practice. Here the relationship between the two performers is interrupted by composer Matteo Fargion who shares a selection of accompaniment materials with them, including movements, sung and spoken words. These are drawn together into increasingly complex rhythmical patterns. The result is a performance of subtle and uplifting virtuosity, which gives insight into the dynamics of how we play with and listen to other people. With lighting by Estelle Rickelton.

Choreography: Stephanie Schober
Dance: Elisabetta d’Aloia & Juraj Korec
Music: Matteo Fargion
Light: Estelle Rickelton
Supported by: Dance 4/ Laban/ Southbank Centre/ Derby Dance 

where you were at night? 

Gabriela Tarcha (Brazil/The Netherlands)

where you were at night? is part of a series of solos that can be performed separately or simultaneously. This piece is inspired by the precariousness and nomadism of consciousness and existence presented in Clarice Lispector’s texts, an important Brasilian writer.

Choreography: Gabriela Tarcha
Dance: Ornella Marchwicka
Music: Guilherme Vazquez Guimarães
Foto: Dennis Scharlau

Supported by ArtEZ and artblau tanzwerksttat.
With special thanks to Dani Brown.