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|A choreography by Moos d'Herripon|
"Cursed be forever the fruitless dreamer who in his idiocy
Four characters search for recognition, acknowledgement and happiness
Baudelaire lived in a period of the perfidy of romanticism.
Romance was an invented dreamworld, obscenity was hidden by layers of
lace and silk. Venereal diseases went round, like AIDS in our time and
age. Man always strives to be virtuous, both to himself and to others.
Trying to keep up illusions
Towards the end of the performance,
their fades are eroded: a bald and unpolished image is left.
Method of working
Moos d'Herripon strives to get the attention of many different and broad audiences. In order to achieve this, she searches for her own dance language in which elements of dance and theatre are connected in a comprehensible way. She uses images and impressions from everyday life. She consciously separates movement (dance) from this, so that the dance is reduced to its core, the most essential part of it. Lienation and fragmentation are important aspects of her choreographies. In that respect, D'Herripon particularly likes to use unexpected characteristics of her dancers. Their own personality and individuality are for her perhaps the most interesting aspects to investigate during the rehearsal process.
Composition & Sound Mix
An important source of inspiration for this performance was the human voice as a symbol for the communication between people. The composer Kees Wieringa and Moos d'Herripon decided to translate the sound of the human voice into movement (dance). Voices, thus functioning as independent 'characters', comment on the movements and the communication between the actors. The composition will not only be an illustration of the action of the dancers, but will also incite the dancers to action.
25 + 26 + 27 oktober 1996: Dansateliers Rotterdam
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