French PremiereJanuary 28 + 29, 2018 at the Théâtre de la Cité internationale, Paris (France), in the frame of the festival Faits d'hiver - *with PlayBach
International PremiereOctober 3 + 4, 2015 Kazuo Ohno Festival, BankART Studio NYK, Yokohama (Japan)
October 3 + 4 Kazuo Ohno Festival, BankART Studio NYK, Yokohama (Japan)
March 22 Vijećniac, Sarajevo, Semaine de la francophonie, Institut Français, TEATROSKOP (Bosnia-Herzegovina)
April 2 Teatro Comunale, Giuseppe Curci, Barletta (Italy)
January 28 + 29 Théâtre de la Cité internationale, Paris (France), in the frame of the festival Faits d'hiver - *with PlayBach
March 17 Biennale Musiques en Scène, GRAME, Lyon (France)
May 16 Festival Les Musiques, KLAP Maison pour la danse, Marseille (France)
May 4 Fête de la danse, Neuchâtel (Switzerland)
January 28 Brétigny (France)
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.
The choice of dancers is always fundamental for Yuval Pick. He chose to create this duo for Julie Charbonnier and Madoka Kobayashi, who have become the two principal female defenders of his movement philosophy. For several years they have shared his choreographic path, and the intensity of their presence allows Yuval Pick to sharpen his quest, a generous and uncompromising artistic gesture.
First of all, eddies is about a choreographer and a composer’s shared interest in conceiving - using their respective arsenals of creative materials - a new space onstage, a common space.
The electronic sound and the French medieval songs spread and diffract, barely brushing against each other, facing off against each other, and the four dancers tackle it all, creating spatial trajectories and embodying this acoustic universe, shifting easily between lyricism and futurism.
Dance and music are like waves, ebbing and flowing, jets of energy striating the space, rendering it live, palpable. A convergence of materials, this quartet invites us to experience something new and hallucinatory, a community ritual for our time.