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THE BAVARIAN STATE OPERA & BALLET
DUO - 16 Dancers and 9 Musicians, 2019
DUO is a multimedia dance production by choreographer Nanine Linning in artistic collaboration with architect and visual artist Alexandros Tsolakis and costume designer Irina Shaposhnikova. Inspired by Hans Abrahamsen's chamber piece 'Schnee' the choreographic structure is based on musical structure, the canon structure is transformed in forms of reflections, dialogues and echos. The costumes are designed based on the structure of sound waves, transforming echoes into the sculptural skirts, jackets and pants. The multiple layered 3D material developed specially for DUO and is draped individually for each dancer, thus making each costume unique.
"Linning picks up on the formal requirements and yet sets her own images against it, visualizes sound waves in wave movements, an effect that the black and white skirts from the 3D printer by Irina Shaposhnikova emphasize. The dancers evoke a very pure, existential experience of a community, which also involves the public."
Choreography: Nanine Linning
Architect/designer: Alexandros Tsolakis
Costumes: Irina Shaposhnikova
Light: Benedikt Zehm
Music: Hans Abrahamsen
Photo: Wilfried Hosl and Marie-Laure Briane
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