Robert Wilson, Lucinda Childs and violinist Jennifer Koh in an unprecedented creation.
Bach 6 Solo began a few years ago with the rapture felt on hearing the violinist Jennifer Koh, on seeing her transformed by the music which she irradiated with new presence. Later she performed the music of Einstein on the Beach in some of the cities on the 2013 tour. There is of course a close link between the music of Philip Glass and the music of Bach, both written with great mathematical precision.
When Jennifer Koh came to the Watermill Center, Robert Wilson suggested she do something on the Sonatas and Partitas for solo violin. But what? The risk would be of distracting the audience, of interfering with the way they listen to the music which, with the sound taking different directions, stirs the senses.
MUSIC JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH
CONCEPTION ROBERT WILSON, JENNIFER KOH
DIRECTION, SET DESIGN and LIGHTING ROBERT WILSON
CHOREOGRAPHY LUCINDA CHILDS
DRAMATURGY KONRAD KUHN
COSTUMES CARLOS SOTO
COLLABORATION ON STAGING FANI SARANTARI
COLLABORATION ON SCENOGRAPHY ANNICK LAVALLÉE-BENNY
COLLABORATION ON LIGHTING JOHN TORRES
WITH JENNIFER KOH VIOLIN, ALEXIS FOUSEKIS, IOANNIS MICHOS, EVANGELIA RANDOU, KALLIOPI SIMOU, LUCINDA CHILDS DANCE
PRODUCTION THÉÂTRE DE LA VILLE-PARIS.
WITH THE SUPPORT OF DANCE REFLECTIONS BY VAN CLEEF & ARPELS
WITH THE SUPPORT OF L’HÔPITAL PITIÉ-SALPÊTRIÈRE AP-HP ET L’AIDE DE ONASSIS STEGI.
IN ASSOCIATION WITH EDM PRODUCTIONS ELISABETTA DI MAMBRO.
World premiere on September 3rd 2021, Chapelle Saint-Louis de la Salpêtrière, Paris.
Bach 6 solo, an amazing creation by Bob Wilson conceived with his great friend and long time partner, choreographer and dancer Lucinda Childs, for violinist Jennifer Koh who performs all the sonatas and partitas for solo violin by Bach.
Bach 6 solo, commissioned by Théâtre de la Ville by choreographer Lucinda Childs and director Bob Wilson combines the fragility of the moment, the peril of performance and the unique power conferred by beauty.Press review for download
Language: wordless show based on music and gesture
Duration of the performance: 2h30 with an intermission
- Show set-up D-2
- 15 people on tour
- Including 6 performers / 7 technicians / 2 collaborators
- Set transportation : 100m3
World premiere 3rd-16th September 2021 at the CHAPELLE SAINT-LOUIS DE LA SALPÊTRIÈRE Théâtre de la Ville hors les murs, Paris
Tel : +33 1 43 12 44 54