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Recording: 2023-04-29 , Uferstudios (Video © Bickmann & Kolde GbR)

Julia Kursawe, Yui Kawaguchi, Adrian Rovatkay

Suite Ricercare


Production Details / Press Releases

With Ricercars, who couldn’t be more different, the three artists search for sound and form in every corner. The instruments alone are surprising! Who knows the double bass pommeran? – a bass shawm from the 15th century. Adrian Rovatkay uses it to tell a story from E. Schulhoff’s “Bass Nightingale”. Julia Kursawe plays the historical cello piccolo while walking. Incorporating the dance like an instrument, she composed a Ricercar à la “Musica Ricercata” in memoriam György Ligeti. Yui Kawaguchi not only lets the lines of the Ricercars from the 16th century flow in moving forms; without further ado she turns the tables and both musicians have to dance to their tune. This creates an original, extremely impressive trialogue about the form of the Ricercar. It is the fifth work in the series “ImPuls der Suite”, founded in 2015 by the baroque cellist Julia Kursawe, in collaboration with the bassoonist and painter Adrian Rovatkay and the multiple dance and choreography award winner Yui Kawaguchi. The ensemble ImPuls der Suite attracted attention in 2021, when “SUITE CUBIC” opened the #Freiraum initiative in the Konzerthaus Berlin (WOS).

Julia Kursawe
Yui Kawaguchi
Adrian Rovatkay

[Source: PR-Info]

TFB Nr. 1753

Cast & Credits

Art direction, baroque cello, cello piccolo: Julia Kursawe
Choreography, dance: Yui Kawaguchi
Dulcian, double bass pommeran: Adrian Rovatkay
Technical direction, lights: Fabian Bleisch
Sound: Jordi Kuragari


Johann Erasmus Kindermann
XXXIV. Symphonia & XXXIII. Symphonia (à doi Fagotti, overo Tromboni alla quinta sopra)

Orlando de Lassus
Fantasia 6

Julia Kursawe
Ricercar al Vals lento

Josquin Deprez
Pleni sunt… aus Missa Hercules Dux Ferrariae

Domenico Gabrielli
Ricercar Nr. 7 für Violoncello solo, transponiert nach A

Josquin Deprez
Pleni sunt… aus Missa Hercules Dux Ferrariae

Julia Kursawe
Windweite, in Memoriam György Ligeti

Erwin Schulhoff
Melancholia, Nr. 1 aus der Bassnachtigall

Diego Ortiz
Recercada Quarta

Philip Glass
Orbit für Cello solo

Julia Kursawe
Im Viereck, in Memoriam György Ligeti

Orlando Gibbons
Fantasia Nr. 4 aus den 6 Fantasien für 2 Diskantgamben

Erwin Schulhoff
Fuga, Nr. 3 aus der Bassnachtigall

Diego Ortiz
Recercada Quinta + Recercada Segunda

In the frame of ImPuls der Suite.
Funded by the Senatsverwaltung für Kultur und Europa des Landes Berlin.
In cooperation with Uferstudios Berlin.
With the kind support of Heidi Gröger and Theaterhaus Berlin Mitte.


Uferstr. 8/23
13357 Berlin


Video Documentation

The video documentation is produced on behalf of the Senate Department for Culture and Social Cohesion. 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):

University Library of the Berlin University of Arts
Mediathek für Tanz und Theater des Internationalen Theaterinstituts / Mime Centrum Berlin
Inter-University Centre for Dance Berlin (HZT)

Julia Kursawe / Trailers and Video Documentations

Yui Kawaguchi / Trailers and Video Documentations

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