About the show
De Châtel created her classic Pulse with music by György Ligeti in 2007, with designs from fashion icon AZIZ. Three men and two women are dragged by the piano sounds of Ligeti like leaves in a hurricane.
“As the queen of strict, repetitive dance and chiseled motion constructions, De Châtel holds a convincing position in Pulse vis-à-vis her compatriot Ligeti.”
“A true classic in De Châtel’s oeuvre.”
“Stylish as always, Krisztina de Châtel gives a taste of her repetitive formalism in the group dances, with expressive eruptions in the solos and duets.”
Thirteen images from the dark land
In this piece, De Châtel created a duet for the first time in her career that focuses on human contact. On a composition by George Crumb and accompanied live by Ensemble 88, the choreography explores the human soul in the physical body.
“A powerful male duet by choreographer Krisztina de Châtel.”
LABOUR OF LOVE
In her new work Labour of Love, Apers uses music and dance in a bid to transcend hierarchical relationships. In a live dialogue between Apers and her musical counterpart, the struggle for territory has to give way to working on common ground.
WATCH THE TEASER OF (im)pulse
- Choreography: Krisztina de Châtel (Pulse en Thirteen Images…), Audrey Apers (Labour of Love)
- Dance: Marina Bilterijst, Cesare Di Laghi, Alina Fejzo, Ivan Montis, Luis R. Pedraza Cedrón, Pedro Ricardo Henry (Pulse), Pedro Ricardo Henry, Ivan Montis (Thirteen Images…), Audrey Apers (Labour of Love)
- Performance live music: Dominica Eyckmans (altviool), Paul Pankert (viool), Maxime Stasyk (viool), Jean-Pol Zanutel (cello) (Thirteen Images…), Jan Deboom (Labour of Love)
- Composition: György Ligeti (Pulse), George Crumb (Thirteen Images…), Michiel de Malsche en Jan Deboom (Labour of Love) | Stage design: Conrad van de Ven (Pulse) | Costumes: Azizi Bekkaoui (Pulse), Mieke Kockelkorn (Thirteen Images…), Audrey Apers (Labour of Love) | Light design: Bernie van Velzen (Pulse), Otto Eggersglüss (Thirteen Images…)
- Krisztina de Châtel