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Femke Gyselinck / GRIP & B’Rock Orchestra

Torment of Hearts

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A few years ago, Femke Gyselinck was introduced to Bach’s‘dialogue cantatas. In his oeuvre, the dialogue cantatas occupy a special place, a rare opportunity to hear heaven and earth in conversation.

Femke and B’Rock Orchestra decided to think outside the box: What other music could they add? From which period? Contemporary as well? What dance language could they use? What, if any, is the overarching theme?

The result is Torment of Hearts, in whichIn Torment of Hearts three dancers give shape to differ ent manifestations of loneliness triggered by four pieces of music from three different centuries. The theme of the searching soul from Bach’s dialogue cantata Liebster Jesu, mein Verlangen (1726) is also found in the song An die Einsamkeit (1717) by his contemporary Johann Philipp Krieger. Besides those songs we also hear Ich bin der Welt abhanden gekommen (1901) from Gustav Mahler’s Rückert-Lieder and a new composition of composer/keyboard player Hendrik Lasure. The music will be recorded by B’Rock Orchestra with Cecilia Bernardini on violin and singers Jonathon Adams and Deborah Cachet.


MUSIC CONCEPT Femke Gyselinck, Marcel Ponseele; Jan Van den Borre CHOREOGRAPHY Femke Gyselinck DANCE Amanda Barrio Charmelo, Femke Gyselinck, Thomas Vantuycom ENSEMBLE B’ROCK ORCHESTRA Cecilia Bernardini: violin and artistic direction, Nele Vertommen: oboe and artistic direction, Deborah Cachet: soprano, Jonathon Adams: bass, Sara DeCorso: violin, Raquel Massadas: viola, Julien Barre: cello, Tom Devaere: double bass, to be confirmed: harpsichord & organ COSTUMES Nel Maertens SCENOGRAPHY Aslı Çiçek LIGHTS Elke Verachtert DANCE DRAMATURGY Steven Michel PRODUCTION GRIP & B’Rock Orchestra INTERNATIONAL DISTRIBUTION A Propic - Line Rousseau, Marion Gauvent, Lara van Lookeren COPRODUCTION Concertgebouw Brugge / Dans in Brugge, Perpodium RECIDENCIES KLAP maison de la danse Marseille, Cultuurcentrum / Dans in Brugge, P.A.R.T.S WITH THE SUPPORT OF the Flemish Government, Tax Shelter Measure of the Belgian Federal Government

Wed 12 Feb 2025 20:30
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