Footnotes (for Crippled Symmetry)
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Morton Feldman (1926-1987) was a radical pioneer of New Music, whose compositions often lasted several hours. He was a free spirit of whom Stockhausen once demanded to know just what the hell his secret was. In a collaboration with composer Tom Parkison and installation artist Krijn de Koning, Israeli-Dutch choreographer Keren Levi takes Feldman’s composition “Crippled Symmetry” as the starting point for a performance: three dancers translate the score of the instruments into movement, seeking out the freedom hidden in form. A second source of inspiration is Franz Kafka’s text “Before the Law”. Boundaries and points of entry become a sensual experience. A very distinct cosmos of imagination, as radical as Feldman’s music.
Audience Talk on February 1st
Concept & Choreography: Keren Levi. Performance & Choreography: Alicia Verdú Macián, Rozemarijn de Neve, Carcom Sheffer. Sculpture: Krijn de Koning. Music: Tom Parkinson. Video: Assi Weitz. Costumes: Conny Groenewegen. Dramaturgy: Igor Dobričić. Lights, Tech: Martin Kaffarnik. Production, Tour Management: Martha van Meegen. PR: NeverLike Daisy Benz. Management: NeverLike. Transistor: Jette Schneider & Judith Schoneveld. Coproduction: Theater im Pumpenhaus, Forum Freies Theater, Zeebelt producties. Financially supported by the Amsterdams Fonds voor de Kunst and Fonds Podiumkunsten. Made possible bythe Veem House for Performance and ICK Amsterdam
Dancer, choreographer and dance teacher Keren Levi was born in Israel, where she also received her training at the School of the Kibbutz Dance Company. In 1990, she began dancing with various companies and independent choreographers such as e.g. the Kibbutz Dance Company, Batsheva, Philippe Blanchard, Joaquiem Sabate and Diane Eishout & Frank Handler. In 1996, she began choreographing her own works. She also teaches modern dance, composition and improvisation in various European institutions since 1997 – such as the Henny Jurriens Foundation in Amsterdam, the Amsterdam Theatre School, the Rotterdam Dance Academy, Impuls Tanz in Vienna, SEAD, Charleroi/Danses and tanzhaus nrw.