To revisit Bach’s oeuvre, Yuval Pick and his dancers created a playlist of the classic works in the Bach repertory. Using an Ipod, they zap from one excerpt to another, creating their own acoustic space in real time.
Based on this musical universe, Yuval Pick created a choreographic score, based on an exploration of the concept of weight: working with the weight of another person means accepting him or her with all his or her baggage, constantly adjusting, being transformed by his or her touch.
The piece renders this kind of communication visible, signs of a heightened awareness of the other partner, the use of a common vocabulary which has developed out of the relationships between the performers.
Choreography : Yuval Pick
Interpretation : Madoka Kobayashi, Lazare Huet, Antoine Roux-Briffaud
Music : J-S Bach
Concerto Bach Harpsichord en La BWV 1055 Allegro
Concerto Bach Oboe en Ré mineur BWV 1059R Adagio
Cantate BWV 80 « Ein feste Burg ist unser Gott »
Clavier bien tempéré n°1 BWV 846 – Prélude et fugue n°4 en Ré majeur
Cantate BWV 147 « Jésus que ma joie demeure »
Concerto Brandebourgeois n°3 en Sol BWV 1048
Oratorio de Noël BWV 248 « Wie Soll Ich dich Empfangen »
Passion selon Saint Matthieu BWV 244 « Wet hat dich so geschtagen »
Clavier bien tempéré, prélude 1 en Do, BWV 846
Lights : Ludovic Bouaud
Costumes : Emmanuelle Geoffroy and Aude Bretagne
Production : CCNR / Direction Yuval Pick
Premiered in 2010 and commissioned by Carolyn Carlson for Roubaix National Choreographic Centre
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.
Appointed director of the Centre Chorégraphique de Rillieux-la-Pape in August 2011, Yuval Pick has had a long career as a choreographer, a dancer and a teacher.
He first trained at the Bat-Dor Dance School in Tel Aviv, then joined the Batsheva Dance Company in 1991. Four years later he left to begin working as an international guest artist with, among others, Tero Saarinen, Carolyn Carlson and Russel Maliphant.
In 1999 he joined the Opera Ballet of Lyon, and founded his own company, The Guests, in 2002.
Since then he has created a strong repertory of works marked by their elaborated, layered movement vocabulary, accompanied by commissioned scores by ranking composers.
In his work the relationships between individuals and group(s) are often highlighted and challenged.
He created Popular Music (2005), Strand Behind (2006) for the Agora Festival (IRCAM) and the National Conservatory of music and dance (CNSMD) in Lyon, /Paon/ (2008) for the Junior Ballet in Genève and 17 drops. In 2010, he created Score and then The Him for the Junior Ballet of the National Conservatory music and dance (CNSMD) in Paris and the trio PlayBach at the invitation of Carolyn Carlson.
In 2012, No play hero, with the music of David Lang and Folks for the Biennale of Danse in Lyon. Then, two creations in 2014, the duet loom with the music of Nico Muhly and Ply piece for five dancers with the american composer Ashley Fure.In 2015, he creates Apnée (corps vocal) for four dancers and six singers and then Are friends electric? for six dancers around the music of Kraftwerk.
In 2016, Yuval Pick was commissioned to create a work in a national historical building: Hydre in the the Royal Monastery of Brou.
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Madoka Kobayashi, Lazare Huet et Antoine Roux-Briffaud
Emmanuelle Geoffroy et Aude Bretagne
Pièce créée en 2010 à l'invitation de Carolyn Carlson pour le CCN de Roubaix
Production / Coproduction of the choreographic work
CCNR / Direction Yuval Pick.