Boogie Woogie homage to Piet Mondrian

There is an old and a new consciousness of time.
The old one has to do with the individual.
The new one has to do with the universal.
The struggle of the individual against the universal manifests itself in world wars as well as in contemporary art.

Piet Mondrian – his painting Victory Boogie Woogie remained unfinished in 1944.

A dance piece that addresses the contradiction between Mondrian’s severe pictorial compositions and his private predilection for the Boogie Woogie. Giacinto Scelsi’s composition Ttai, played live on the piano, is a musical response to Mondrian’s paintings.

choreography: Sebastian Prantl
musical concept/solo piano: Cecilia Li; Première von “Ttai”, piano Suite No. 9 von Giacinto Scelsi
dancers: István Horváth, Ferenc Kálmán, Sebastian Prantl, Miklos Visontai
light/technical works: Martin Walitza
organization: Monika Kiessling

[Tanz Atelier Sebastian Prantl, November 1990; 1st International Dance Festival India: Mumbay, Calcutta, New Delhi, Bengalore, December 1990]


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