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
Residentie Marc Vanrunxt / Kunst/Werk & ChampdAction from STUK Leuven on Vimeo.
Creditschoreography Marc Vanrunxt i.s.m. Igor Shyshko, Peter Savel, Lise Vachon | performance Igor Shyshko, Peter Savel & Lise Vachon | music John Cage: Organ2 / ASLSP (1987) performed by Iris Eysermans & Sonatas & Interludes (1946-1948) performed by Yutaka Oya | lights and technical realization Stef Alleweireldt | scenography Tom Volkaert | costumes Katleen Vinck | sound direction Raphael Malfliet | production Kunst/Werk | co-production ChampdAction | residency & co-production STUK, Huis voor Dans, Beeld & Geluid | thanks to Paul Verrept, Lieve Dierckx, Stanislav Dobák, Bosse Provoost, Sarah Ludi, Karen Joosten, Ultima Vez, Peeping Tom | with the support of the Flemish Authorities
Marc Vanrunxt / Kunst/Werk & ChampdAction - Pink & Orange
Residency building up to the premiere of the new creation Pink & Orange by Kunst/Werk and ChampdAction.More info