F. Schubert: String Quartet No. 14 D.810 (“Death and the Maiden”)
M. Ravel: String Quartet in F Major
This is a piece of production of all sorts of possibilities and unpredictability. The internationally acclaimed Bill T. Jones / Arnie Zane Company will present an inventive interpretation of classical music through its famous experimental works Story/ and Ravel: Landscape or Portrait? at the festival.
In Story/, dancers employ a random menu of movement that is accompanied by Franz Schubert’s String Quartet No. 14 (“Death and the Maiden”) to craft a conversation between rationality and sensibility, while in Ravel: Landscape or Portrait? they explore the music’s complicated internal logic with body movements that are integrated with the stage for a consistent aesthetics.
The Bill T. Jones / Arnie Zane Company is famous for inventive choreography, for which Jones has been awarded several New York Dance and Performance Awards (“The Bessie”, dubbed as the “Oscar in dance”). In 2000, The Dance Heritage Coalition named Jones “An Irreplaceable Dance Treasure”. Only when sitting face to face with this mingle of classical music and movement can audiences see through the creativity and ideas of the productions.
Duration: approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes, including one interval
Choreography: Bill T. Jones with Janet Wong and the company
Lighting Design (Ravel): Robert Wierzel
Video Design (Ravel): Janet Wong
Costume Design (Ravel): Liz Prince
Decor Design (Ravel): Bjorn Amelan
Quartet: Wang Yue, Vit Polasek, Li Yueying and Marko Klug (members of the Macao Orchestra)
Dancers: Antonio Brown, Rena Butler, Vinson Fraley, Talli Jackson, Shane Larson, I-Ling Liu, Jenna Riegel, Christina Robson and Carlo Antonio Villanueva