Yuval Pick’s perception of the music of Nico Muhly manifests itself through its structure, a sort of scaffolding which he aims to bring to life. Muhly’s music creates spaces in which to dance. The structural starkness of Muhly gives place to a process of research which can be nearly anthropological. The duo which Yuval Pick is creating is focused on the idea of unveiling the nature of movement, to an archaic form of energy, accenting a Dionysian expression.
The movement focuses on the body’s center. Peripheral movements are cast aside, opting instead for an internal movement drive centered more in the torso and pelvis. The work is structured based upon this idea of a dynamic which follows our breathing patterns. More than the breath of the movement, it is the rhythm of the movement which structures the shape of the piece and the dialogue with the musicality of the body.
The musical structure is a launching point for Pick’s research into the musicality of the movement. During the creative process, Nico Muhly’s score is alternately woven into the process, then totally left out. The two rhythmic structures, musical and choreographic, have their own internal, singular life, allowing a rich exchange of dialogue between them.
Choreography : Yuval Pick
Advice : Sharon Eskenazi
Dancers : Anna Massoni and Madoka Kobayashi
Piano : Marion Jacquard // from September 2014, the pianist is Wilhem Latchoumia
Music : Nico Muhly
Drones & piano (part I, II, III- 8th tune, IV) and Finale
Lights : Nicolas Boudier
Costumes : Aude Bretagne and Pierre-Yves Loup-Forest
Production : CCNR / Direction Yuval Pick
Coproduction, creation and residency : Les Subsistances
Centre Chorégraphique National de Rillieux-la-Pape / Direction Yuval Pick is sponsored by Culture and Communication Ministry - DRAC Rhône-Alpes, Région Rhône-Alpes, city of Rillieux-la-Pape and Département du Rhône.