2008-07-30

bODY_rEMIX/gOLDBERG_vARIATIONS

Performing tonight in Brisbane: Body Remix / Goldberg Variations

International dance sensation Marie Chouinard's new work Body Remix / Goldberg Variations is a powerful contemporary ballet in two acts.

The company of ten dancers creates a spellbinding performance in response to Johann Sebastian Bach's Goldberg Variations by using different devices including crutches, rope, prostheses and harnesses.

The use of accessories gives rise to unusual shapes, precise gestures and playful movements as the dancers test the limits of physical freedom and echo the human condition through subtle, extravagant, sumptuous and wild choreography.

Musically, it features Variations 5, 6 and 8 from Bach's Goldberg Variations (played by Louis Dufort) plus "vocal extracts of Glenn Gould"!


Compagnie Marie Chouinard (a short video of the work is available)