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Thursday, 10 October 2013

"DeSacre!" by Christine Gaigg/2nd Nature at Muffathalle in Munich

On 6th October "DeSacre!" by Christine Gaigg was presented at Muffathalle in Munich within the frame of interdisciplinary symposium: "Sacre. A victim in artistic and social context"

As I wrote in the previous post, "The rite of spring" became my leading trademark as a dancer. This time few words about "DeSacre!" by Christine Gaigg...


The complexity of an art action is high, but also or precisely when the action only lasts for 40 seconds. If the complexity exceeds the possibilities of a society a sore point has probably been hit.
In DeSacre! The choreographer Christine Gaigg interweaves the latest Pussy Riot art scandal of 21 Februaryy 2012 with scenes from Le Sacre du Printemps, which was premièred in 1913 by Igor Stravinsky and Vaclav Nijinsky in Paris. The clash of the two art works points out their motives as well as their social implications.
In the architecture of the St Joseph’s Chapel, which was built in 1772 over several storeys of the Vienna Hofburg and the present-day presidential chancellery, the aspects thrown up also address questions to our society: What is desecration? To what excent does the Pussy Riot action go beyond pure provocation? Is everything answered with the argument of the sacrosanct?
DANCE: Alexander Deutinger, Radek Hewelt, Marta Navaridas, Petr Ochvat, Anna Prokopová, Eva Maria Schaller, Veronika Zott
TEXT, TALK: Christine Gaigg, Erich Klein
STAGE: Philipp Harnoncourt
LIGHT: Jan Wagner
MUSIC ADAPTION: Florian Bogner
MUSIC: Igor Strawinsky Le Sacre du Printemps (quotes)
CHOREOGRAPHIC ELEMENTS: Vaclav Nijinsky, Pussy Riot
COSTUME: Dorothea Nicolai
ASSISTENCE: Iris Raffetseder

A COPRODUCTION by Tanzquartier Wien and 2nd nature
2nd nature is SUPPORTED by MA 7 – Cultural department of the city fo Vienna

Premiere: April 24, 2013
Josephskapelle, Hofburg, Vienna

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