Both composers being distinct initiators of extensive and formative music eras speak to us through their scores thus in choreographic, visual and textual structures. The mimesis through dance without sound and choreographic material as an ‘enter-exit’ dramaturgy expands, shrinks, swaps and drifts away, formulating a story-telling grid among versatile protagonists.
In form and content movable scenery arranges itself anew and decides upon new contents. The vertical dancing (definition: defeating gravity) is a psychophysical celebration – telling and resolving “stories”– coupled with tonal resonances. The melodic-horizontal elements of the stage performance open towards the audience and widen towards the back in the tradition of a classical illusionary backdrop with film montage and lighting.
„A synthesis of fixed choreography and freely interchangeable modules, telling about human questions and their setbacks and outbursts. It is dynamic, highly expressive, accurate and laced with quiet moments. It is another one of the theatrical journeys at the Odeon in which Prantl searches for ordering elements in the relation between human and music […]“
(Andrea Amort, Kurier, April 2003)
„Sebastian Prantl’s choreography (Tanz Atelier Wien) captivates the audience through its clear division of space and harmony; it establishes between dance and music… It becomes obvious very quickly just how convincing Prantl’s and Li’s work really is […]“
(Oliver Werner, Kronen Zeitung, April 2003)
„Sebastian Prantl’s choreography “H+H – Haydn+Hauer” integrates the outstanding dancers of Tanz Atelier Wien in a symbiosis with the music of Joseph Haydn and Josef Matthias Hauer. Like parts of the universe which, seemingly random, each have their place and purpose. Thus, Prantl unites the performers and their highly individual moving patterns in an interaction. Each character, in his unique way, seems to communicate with the others – and at the same time to inhale the caring piano renditions of Cecilia Li. Impressive.“
(Isabella Wallnöfer, Die Presse, April 2003)
Concept/Choreography: Sebastian Prantl
Music Concept/Piano Solo: Cecilia Li
Dancing Protagonists: Celine Bacque, Stephanie Bouillaud, Ariane Funabashi, Virgine Roy-Nigl, Linda Samaraweerova, Filip Szatarski, Julian Timmings, Daniel Yamad, Othello Johns
Lights/Visuals: Martin Walitza
Premiered at Odeon Theatre Vienna, April 2003
Haydn Hall Esterhazy Castle, Eisenstadt June 2003