“A-pollon(ia)” functions as a deconstruction of Apollon, the neo-classical ballet by George Balanchine, in meaning and configuration. While the ballet based on the score and libretto by Igor Stravinsky describes an abstract narrative on stage, “A-pollon(ia)” develops choreographic modules for open spaces (National Museum Wroclaw, Pillhofer Halle Neuberg a. d. Mürz).
Five dancers (Zeus, Apollon, Calliope, Polyhymnia, Terpsichore) create new networks among characters and genders. The classic narrative is being questioned and distilled in the light of the microscopic analysis of the music.

choreographic concept: Sebastian Prantl
music concept: Ernst Kovacic
dancers: Manuel Wagner, Nanina Kotlowski, Sebastian Prantl, Paola Picazo, Nora Elberfeld
co-ordination: Katrin Grubelnik

[Wroclaw National Museum, Pillhofer Halle Neuberg a.d. Mürz, May/June 09]

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