Production Details / Press Releases
The solo that Vincent Bozek choreographed specifically for Orlando Rodríguez is a finely tuned piece in which every movement is carefully placed – a treat for fans of movement composition on an empty stage. Exuberance and earnestness are delicately balanced, as are the aesthetic conventions of contemporary and classical dance. The choreography is not an act of defiance, but rather an affectionate fusion of opposing value systems. The Frenchman, who met Orlando Rodríguez during his studies at Folkwang University, achieves a physical critique of society that doubles up as a self-reflection.
“Bozek’s solo for Rodríguez plays on the edges of humor and seriousness, of classic and contemporary. The multiple changes of energy highlight the many faces of the bourgeoisie. The piece offers a refining, fictional (?) look into the social codes of high society, juggling with nuances in body language. Rodríguez constructs a presence / distance that fools the audience and, at the same time, captivates it.”
Cast & Credits
Choreography: Vincent Bozek
Performance: Orlando Rodríguez
Music: Franz Liszt Harmonies poétiques et religieuses, Invocation, Galina Ustvolskaya Grand duet for cello and piano, Laurel Halo FACT mix (detail)
Light design: Catalina Fernández and Susana Alonso
With the kind support of Sasha Waltz & Guests, Radialsystem V, DOCK 11, LaborGras, Shore Studios
Thanks to: Ramon Louro, Steffen Döring. Simon Bauer, Jacques André Dupont, Clément Destephen, Gerd Böttler, Marie Krämer and Simo Vassinen
TANZTAGE BERLIN 2014
Artistic director: Arianne Hoffmann & Peter Pleyer
Production management: Franziska Schrage
Production office: Cilgia Gadola
Technical Management: Walter Freitag, Fabian Lehmann, Eugen Böhmer
The 23. Tanztage Berlin are a Production of Tanztage Berlin GbR and SOPHIENSÆLE GmbH, in cooperation with Tanzfabrik Berlin, the Polish Institute Berlin, Art Stations Foundation by Grazyna Kulczyk.
Funded by Governing Mayor of Berlin – Senatskanzlei Cultural Affairs.
Supported by Allianz Kulturstiftung, Arts Council Korea, Balletcentrum am Kurfürstendamm, Mapping Dance and TanzScout Berlin.
The video documentation is produced by Kulturprojekte Berlin GmbH on behalf of the Senate Department for Culture and Europe. The purpose of this contract is to document productions in the field of contemporary dance in Berlin. The master recordings are archived by the University Library of the Berlin University of Arts. Copies of the recordings on DVD are available for viewing exclusively in the reference collections of the following archives (at media desks in these institutions):