The stage as a human-machine magic box. For the world premiere of New Ballet mécanique and the resumption of Half Life at Opera Ballet Vlaanderen in Antwerp.
Thursday, 12 October 2023 by elke
October 4th, 2023. One day has passed since the world premiere of the dance spectacle New Ballet mécanique (choreographed by Richard Siegal) and resumption of Half life (choreographed by Sharon Eyal), which, like all other spectators, put me in a trance. How can I transfer these fantastic performances into words? Ballet, first in dialogue with the sound-space installation by the artist Zimoun, and then in dialogue with the hard techno beats by Gai Behar. What a contrast! What connection is there between these seemingly completely different pieces, and why did Jan Vandenhouwe, the artistic director of Opera Ballet Vlaanderen, choose this extraordinary combination? ... to read more tap on image
Generative design in its most magical form – Flora Miranda’s Haute Couture dream worlds between technology, fashion and art.
Wednesday, 30 August 2023 by elke
Anybody looking at the designs of the Austrian fashion designer Flora Miranda, set in her very special staging, is directly transported into the dream worlds created by her. The models appear to transform into moving sculptures; into artificial beings in an artificially created world. The viewer is magically drawn into something both unknown and familiar. Is this effect perhaps produced by the generative design used by Flora Miranda? ... TAP TO READ MORE
Sunday, 12 June 2022 by elke
The imminent premiere of XERROX Vol. 2, a ballet for the music of the same name by Alva Noto, choreographed by Richard Siegal and performed by his company BALLET OF DIFFERENCE, was also a premiere for me. The attendance of the rehearsal and the subsequent conversation with Richard Siegal challenged me to get involved in contemporary ballet. To give you a heads up: I was immediately bowled over ...