Duet for Two String Trios
How do you translate the intensity, complexity and physicality of a piece of music into dance? Can you read the movements of a composition through the body? For her new creation Duet for two string trios, Claire Croizé teams up with the Goeyvaerts String Trio, looking for answers to these questions through two string trios by the contemporary composer Charles Wuorinen. The first piece was made in 1968, and the second, which is dedicated to the Goeyvaerts String Trio, in 2017. This interval of half a century can be felt in the strong contrast between the two: where the first piece is bursting with expressive energy, the second moves with restraint and quiet lyricism.
Dancers Emmi Väisänen and Jason Respilieux offer their bodies as a counterweight to this auditory onslaught. Music and dance circle around each other in a play that is as dynamic and changeable as the string trios themselves: never a piece-by-piece translation, always a dialogue. Inspired by the turn-of-the-century musical influences of Wuorinen and the verses of Pavese and Rilke, Duet for two string trios tells a story that is as intense and disruptive as the times we live in.
• Claire Croizé graduated from PARTS in 2000. Since then, she has been creating impressive solos and carefully choreographed group pieces, often as a pair with Etienne Guilloteau.
choreography Claire Croizé / ECCE | created with and danced by Emmi Väisänen & Jason Respilieux | music First String Trio (1968) & Second String Trio (2017) by Charles Wuorinen | musical execution Goeyvaerts Strijktrio with Kris Matthynssens (viola), Pieter Stas (cello) & Fedra Coppens (violin) | light design Hans Meijer | costume design Anne-Catherine Kunz | costume assistant Chiara Mazzarolo | dramaturgy Etienne Guilloteau | administration Anne Crevits | communication Julie De Meester | tour manager Séverine Windels | production ECCE vzw | co-production Concertgebouw Brugge, STUK, Buda, CC Strombeek | residency support wpZimmer | many thanks to Gregoire Vigneron / Tokowo -Reliure, Frans Stas, Working Space Wild Gallery / Isabella Soupart | supported by the Flemish Government