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.
To revisit Bach’s oeuvre, Yuval Pick and his dancers created a playlist of the classic works in the Bach repertoire.
Using an Ipod, they zap from one excerpt to another, creating their own acoustic space in real time.
Inspired by 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. Through this approach, Yuval Pick develops topics such as friendship, solidarity and sometimes conflict, making them concrete and readable for young audiences.
The work opens with a solo inspired by Goldberg Variation’s Aria then shifts into a trio.
Using baroque images, PlayBach is a poetic experience to pass through, full of humanity and powerfully embodied.
Around the creation
Music : Jean-Sébastien 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
Production : CCNR / Yuval Pick
Création for the Roubaix CCN as part of DanceWindows
Photography © DR