„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 last painting ‘Victory Boogie Woogie’ remained unfinished in 1944.
The piece features the contradictory phenomenon between Mondrian’s radical pictorial compositions painted in catharsis and his private delight for the Boogie Woogie dancing.
Juxtaposing compositional material of the Italian composer Giacinto Scelsi’s‘Ttai’ with Boogie Woogie melodies enhances the contrast in the line-up of the choreographic structure. An “abstracted striptease” of four characters depicting the one figure of the artist unravels the catharsis of the painter’s lifestyle.
Choreography: Sebastian Prantl
Musical Concept/Solo Piano: Cecilia Li (Austrian première von “Ttai”, piano Suite No. 9 by Giacinto Scelsi)
Dancing protagonists: István Horváth, Ferenc Kálmán, Sebastian Prantl, Miklos Visontai
Light: Martin Walitza
Premiered at TAW, November 1990
First International Dance Festival India 1990: Mumbay, Calcutta, New Delhi, Bengalore