Rein


Choreography by Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui

 

In Rein Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui explores the implications of purity. The way that purifying a body makes a body disappear. Absolute purity actually means that nothing is left over.

Together with the Norwegian dancers, Guro Nagelhus Schia and Vebjørn Sundby, he seeks a movement language that can depict this disappearance. The musician and composer Tsubasa Hori, who used to play with the Japanese Kodo ensemble, plays the piano in Rein.

The dancer aims not to disturb the air around her body whilst keeping her body straight. Her partner approaches her gently and brushes her body with a soft cloth. Every touch, no matter how gentle, impacts her entire body. Purifying the body equals disappearance of the body. Absolute purity means no longer existing.


Date & time:
01. June 2019. 17:00-18:00 (Kadettangen)
Additional dates in Spring/Summer 2020 TBC

Duration:
15 minutes 

Venue:
Beaches to be confirmed

Price:
Free

Choreography:
Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui

Dance:
Guro Nagelhus Schia
Vebjørn Sundby

Music composition:
Tsubasa Hori

Music:
Tsubasa Hori

Costume design:
Isabelle Lhoas
Lillian Baur

Producer:
Sarah da Fonseca (NSP)
Marianne Bilger (Bærum Kulturhus)
Gert Van Overloop (Eastman)

Photo:
Koen Broos

Rein premiered at the festival Dansand in Ostend, 01. July 2010.