“Mouvements” as abstract choreographies, created to compositions by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (Symphony Nr. 40 g- minor, K 550) and Friedrich Cerha (Mouvements & Fasce) are structured and distilled from a casual movement canon such as running, falling, rolling, walking and sitting. Further condensation manifest itself by means of “harmonious unisoni” and “contact improvisation”.

Following patterns of fusion and expansion, sculptural freezing holds the action, thus suggesting thematic references. The dynamics of the choreographies are bound to the music scores without trying to transmit a visual depiction. Specific musical atmospheres as in the exemplary scores by Mozart refer to a loose classical canon.

„Mouvements“ – an open dialogue between music, space and contemporary dance language.

Choreography: Sebastian Prantl

Composition: Friedrich Cerha, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Dancers: Silvia Both, Sabine Bründl, Willi Dorner, Elio Gervasi, Dorothea Hübner, Peter Kern, Iris Koppelent, Silvia Scheidel, Isolde Schober, Sybille Starkbaum, Aurelia Staub, Sebastian Prantl

Light: Martin Walitza

Premiered at Secession/Vienna, 1988 within an installation of Sol le Witt and as an outdoor event under the dome of the Michaelertor, Hofburg/Vienna, June 1989