PIANO MEN —
Concert for 2 Pianists
19 Oct 2013, Frankfurt DE
20 Oct 2013, Frankfurt DE
They are always there and yet never in the spotlight: the pianists who accompany dance rehearsals as co-répétiteurs. As participating observers, they form the living archives of dance and are capable of describing dance on a level that truly makes it come alive. In Piano Men, Paula Rosolen explores the memory of répétiteurs together with pianist David Morrow, who worked with the Ballet Frankfurt and the Forsythe Company for 20 years, and another guest pianist. She uses visual, acoustic, written and physical material she has collected to provide an unusual perspective on the history of dance, which focuses on the description and perception of movement and music, without making recourse to the presence of actual live dancers.
More information: www.pianomen.de
"A fine, thoughtful performance"
Melanie Suchy, FAZ
A production by Paula Rosolen in co-production with Künstlerhaus Mousonturm.
With funding from TANZFONDS ERBE – an initiative of the Kulturstiftung des Bundes. With the friendly support of the Hessian Ministry for Science and Arts, the Kulturamt der Stadt Frankfurt am Main and The Forsythe Company. With special thanks to Palucca Schule, Dresden, and the Kurt Schwaen Archiv.
Directing, choreography, script: Paula Rosolen
Performers, pianists: David Morrow, Thorsten Larbig
Stage design: Wooyeon Chun
Lighting design: Rosa Wernecke
Sound design: Sebastian Schottke
Dramaturgical advisor: Miriam Würtz
Artistic advisor and co-research: J. M. Fiebelkorn
Project assistance: Daliah Ziper
Project manager: Karin Berrío