LUIGI DE ANGELIS, FANNY & ALEXANDER, HUBERT WESTKEMPER | змея – The Riot Of Seduction
Concertgebouw Bruges | 17 March 2017
de Singel Antwerp | 19 March at 17.00 and 20.00
A project by Solistenensemble Kaleidoskop and Fanny & Alexander.
Commissioned by Klarafestival
Co-production Concertgebouw Brügge, deSingel internationale kunstcampus, Antwerpen and Muziektheater Transparant.
Concept: Luigi De Angelis, Michael Rauter Direction, lighting, set design: Luigi De Angelis Musical direction: Michael Rauter Music & Performance: Solistenensemble Kaleidoskop Performance: Marco Cavalcoli Sound design: Hubert Westkemper Costumes: Chiara Lagani Skin painting: Nicola Fagnani Lighting & set design assistance: Nicola Fagnani Dramaturgical collaboration: Boram Lie
Music: Michael Rauter, inspired by and based on excerpts of Claude Debussy – Prélude de l’après-midi d’une faune Maurice Ravel – Daphnis & Chloé Erik Satie – Parade Igor Strawinsky – Le Sacre du printemps
Diaghilev’s talent for seduction allowed him to wield great influence on the European art scene and ushered in a new sensibility for hedonism and aesthetic pleasure. He brought great, cyclone-like energy to the development of new works which, sharpened and channeled through his manifold connections in the art world, drew from artistic talents in multiple fields including numerous well-known painters and composers.
In змея – The Riot Of Seduction, Luigi De Angelis, Solistenensemble Kaleidoskop and the actor Marco Cavalcoli create a “choreography of seduction”, a catalog of gestures based on the celebrated works of the Ballet Russes. Cavalcoli plays the role of Diaghilev, who manipulates and seduces like a pied piper. The music is based on iconic works commissioned by the Ballet Russes, the central piece is a 70-minute version of Debussy’s Prélude à l’après-midi d’un faun. This work acts as a continuum from which the other pieces emerge, in which they are submerged, join together and reel off.
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