Hear Eyes Move - Dances with Ligeti by Elisabeth Schilling at Kunstfest Weimar
On 8 September, choreographer Elisabeth Schilling presented her production Hear Eyes Move – Dances with Ligeti at the renowned Kunstfest Weimar festival in Germany, a dialogue between the excellence of the choreographic language and the virtuosity of the music, performed by pianist Cathy Krier.
“György Ligeti was inspired by scientific, literary and philosophical concepts in composing his Études, and for me this was a great material to transcribe into the choreography“, explains Elisabeth Schilling.
Treating dance and music as contiguous forms that develop alongside and within each other, she produced a dance-concert and a concert-dance full of captivating multi-sensorial imagery produced with five dancers and pianist Cathy Krier.
“Cathy Krier played this repertoire, which is one of the most virtuoso, like a star, the dancers were magnificent in their interpretation and we received a very warm welcome from the public” confided the young choreographer after the performance at the Kunstfest Weimar, before adding that a tour is planned for next year to celebrate the composer’s 100th birthday.
This is particularly good news for this production, which had to be postponed from 2021 to the Kunstfest Weimar.
Hear Eyes Move – Dances with Ligeti is supported by Kultur | lx – Arts Council Luxembourg