CARMINA BURANA - DANISH TOUR 2015

CARMINA BURANA - DANISH TOUR 2015

Carmina Burana, moderne dans, ballet, Dansk Danseteater, Tim Rushton, koreografi, forestilling
Carmina Burana, Photo: Henrik Stenberg 

– An intense modern dance performance

 

Danish Dance Theatre’s performance Carmina Burana is danced to Carl Orff’s timeless and musical masterpiece of the same name. The choreography has been created by two of the company’s award-winning young choreographers: Brazilian Alessandro Sousa Pereira and Italian Fabio Liberti. Danish Dance Theatre’s ‘Carmina Burana’ is a dance performance in two parts, where the choreographers have been inspired by the fables and stories of the Middle Ages, with black magic, the pomp and splendour of the royal courts as well as crazy men and beasts.

 

Catchy and Grandiose Music

In addition to being well-known, Carmina Burana is also a modern classic of symphonic music. In 1936, the German composer Carl Orff created a score for choir and orchestra, consisting mainly of love songs and drinking songs together with satirical texts about morality and society from the Middle Ages. By exposing the harsh texts to massive rhythms and sharp vocals, he created one of the 20th century’s most popular pieces of music – a work that is still full of life to this day.

 

The Court and the Madhouse
In Fabio Liberti’s choreography we meet chanting nuns, shuffling servants and the court. With their white painted cheeks, ruffled collars and red lips they live their lives for good and bad.  All danced with a refreshing streak of humour and irony. Alessandro Sousa Pereira has also been inspired by medieval times with a comic twist, but his choreography takes place in the courtyard where wandering beings with curled toes and apprehensive expressions restlessly wander about.

 

All in all, Carmina Burana consists of a number of musical and existential qualities that seem perfect for the development of a modern and playful dance performance which celebrates music and dance, the clergy and the crazy, love and earthly pleasures.

 

 

Choreography: Alessandro Sousa Pereira & Fabio Liberti 
Music: Carl Orff

Lighting Design: Jacob Bjerregaard 
Dancers: Danish Dance Theatre’s international dancers 

Time & Place: 

On tour in Denmark in 2015

 

January

 

March

26. Helsingør

       

02. Assens

27. Slagelse

 

03. Horsens

28. Rødovre

 

04. Aarhus

29. Hillerød

     

05. Aarhus

 

 

06. Frederikshavn

February

 

10. Vordingborg

01. Roskilde

 

11. Stevns

06. Rønne

 

13. Birkerød

16. Sønderborg

 

16. Aalborg

17. Esbjerg

 

17. Hjørring

18. Aabenraa

 

21. Ballerup

19. Husum-Germany

 

23. Nyk. Falster

20. Hvidovre

 

24. Næstved

24. Silkeborg

 

25. Odense

25. Viborg

 

26. Fredericia

26. Randers

 

 

27. Vejle