The geometric framework of the exemplary architecture of the Traisen Pavillon in St. Pölten/ Lower Austria in the middle of a nature reservoir proscribes a circular choreographic structure – concentric interweaving circles – reaching out beyond an axis-oriented proscenium stage principle.
Solid steel columns created by the sculptor Karl Prantl mark irregular pivot points in the space, thus subdividing it into smaller dimensions.
The choreography develops by mounting a chaos-like puzzle pieces as an assemblage of various kinetic characteristics referring to the overall geometry.
This material, distilled further and related to the diverse personalities of the protagonists follows different improvisational strategies. An aesthetic and dramaturgic selection occurs only through kinetic-repetitive exercises rather than previously determined conscious choice by the choreographer. This results in various kind of story–telling depending largely on the dancer’s state of mind. The malleable and even the faulty aspects often become key points in the work process. Abstract movement combinations: KATAs serve as stimuli for the rehearsals and become important unifying elements in the piece.
Concept/Choreography: Sebastian Prantl
Music Concept/Piano: Cecilia Li
Composition: Friedrich Cerha
Sculptures: Karl Prantl
Costumes: Du Fei
Light: Martin Walitza, Markus Pega
Sound: Michael Renner
Dancing protagonists: Peter Antalik, Ziya Azazi, Robert Eugene, Herbert Gottschlich, Günther Grollitsch, István Horváth, Stephan Marb, Sebastian Prantl, Beverly Sandwith, Shih Kun-Chen
Premiered at the Traisen Pavilion St. Pölten, Lower Austria, October 1993
Odeon Vienna, 1994
Krakow Opera House, 1995