Three women, three strong identities, three unique dance idioms. In this triple bill, we turn the spotlight on three pieces by absolute authorities in the world of dance. Furioso by Meryl Tankard is a worldwide success, Trisha Brown was one of the pioneers of American dance with works such as Twelve Ton Rose, and with Dialoog by Jeanne Brabants, we honour the grande dame of the Flemish ballet.
Furioso by the Australian choreographer Meryl Tankard became world-famous thanks to the virtuoso choreography, some of which is performed aerially on ropes. It is a fiery and passionate work of dance theatre in which the boundaries of masculinity and femininity are pushed to the extreme. Through spectacular sequences of movements, this danced tragedy functions as utopian fantasy of the reunion of former lovers.
Twelve Ton Rose by Trisha Brown is based on parts from Anton Webern's Four pieces for violin and piano. Brown studied Webern's twelve-tone technique, to which the title of her work alludes. In a poetic interplay in which light makes movement visible and darkness makes it disappear, Brown focuses on stillness. Twelve Ton Rose is surely one of Brown's most moving choreographies and is a masterpiece of modern dance.
Dialoog in turn is considered one of the most iconic works by the Belgian godmother of dance and founder of Royal Ballet Flanders, Jeanne Brabants. This intimate pas-de-deux tells the story of a man and a woman who have grown apart and no longer seem to communicate with one another. The content thus seamlessly connects with the work of Meryl Tankard within this triptych. With Dialoog, Jeanne Brabants created one of her most poetic performances.
These performances of Furioso are dedicated to Judith Meschke (1966 - 2018) a costumier and brilliant artist who graciously translated dreams into reality.