Pink & Orange
Choreographer and dancer Marc Vanrunxt is fascinated by the Judson Memorial Church’s intense collaborations and the triumvirate of John Cage, Merce Cunningham and Robert Rauschenberg in the 1950s, 60s and 70s. Their innovative approach to music, form and movement, and especially their interaction, has since guided generations of artists. In the same vein and based on John Cage’s work, Vanrunxt’s Pink & Orange is a new collaboration with Antwerp’s ChampdAction interdisciplinary platform for new music. Pianist Yutaka Oya and organist Iris Eysermans simultaneously perform two pieces by John Cage, one for organ and the other for piano. The sound performances surprise with their inventive use of new technology. Philosophical reflections from John Cage’s spoken diaries also feature in this co-creation with three performers: Kunst/Werk’s longtime artistic collaborators Peter Savel, Igor Shyshko and Lise Vachon
Pink & Orange – a reference to an Ellsworth Kelly painting – explores new relationships and communication between unexpected things. What is between pink and orange? What is the sum of Cage multiplied by Cage? What does a cactus sound like?
On the occasion of the premiere of Pink & Orange, a new Kunst/Werk publication will be published Some Notes on non-obstruction and interpenetration by Lieve Dierckx. The public will receive a free copy