February 2011

Requiem

by Nanine Linning

  • for Osnabruck Dance Company

  • Set & Costumes by Les Deux Garçons

    Music by Michiel Jansen

    Photo’s by Kalle Kuikkaniemi

In ‘Requiem’ Nanine imagines the tension between life and death, the profane and the sacred, the carnal and the spiritual. Themes, which are inextricably linked together and are at the same time absolute opposites. Inspired by Fauré’s ‘Requiem’, Dante’s ‘La Divina Commedia’ and the absurd and surreal images of the artist duo Les Deux Garçons, Linning is searching for her own paradise on earth. ‘Requiem’ is a multidisciplinary production with 25 dancers, an orchestra, two soloist singers, a choir, a sound artist and video. It is a triptych where the public will first walk on stage through dance installations; the dancers create a frozen, silent world. In the second part Fauré’s ‘Requiem’ is being performed while singers and dancers follow Linning’s choreography in a world of immense video images on stage. In the last part a Sound Artist will break apart Fauré’s ‘Requiem’. The frozen world of part one will melt and the energy of life will be released in a dynamic choreography for the choir and dancers.