15 Variationen über das Offene

Laurent Chétouane


Philosophical writings frequently form the starting point for Laurent Chétouane’s stage works. In his latest production, the award winning director and choreographer approaches Jean-Luc Nancy’s definition of ›openness‹ as the infinity and plurality of meaning. But how can choreography be so open that form in its finiteness remains infinite? Accompanied by a live musical score for violin, viola, piano and cello, four dancers develop constellations in which they identify the multiplicity of simultaneous possibilities in space. Eluding the security of permanency, they expose themselves to an unknown ›with‹ that manifests itself in the intermediary space between their respective bodies.

Choreography: Laurent Chétouane Dance: Matthieu Burner, Mikael Marklund, Senem Gökçe Oğultekin, Sigal Zouk Music: Emmanuelle Bernard (violin, viola), Mathias Halvorsen (piano), Tilman Kanitz (cello), Michael Rauter (cello) Composition: Nico Muhly, Domenico Gabrielli Musical direction: Michael Rauter Costumes: Sophie Reble Dramaturgy: Leonie Otto Light: Stefan Riccius Choreographic assistance: Leonie Rodrian Physical training: Patricia Brülhart Intern: Kerstin Wagner Production management: Christine Kammer (Büro Tom Stromberg), Hendrik Unger


Production: 15 Variationen über das Offene GbR

Co-production: Tanzquartier (Vienna), Les Substistances (Lyon), PACT Zollverein (Essen), Hebbel am Ufer (Berlin)
Funded by: Basisförderung Berlin/ The Governing Mayor of Berlin – Senate’s Chancellery – Cultural Affairs, Fonds Darstellende Künste
Supported by: Dock11/Eden*****Berlin

Foto: © Thomas Aurin