Dance as medial energy between spiritual guidance, distinguished Catholic rituals and the devoted audience. Since the turn of the millennium, new experiencing and enthusiastic growth informs an understanding of European church liturgy as a catharsis not only by the clerical staff but also by a larger young audience especially from the “Third World”.
In this regard new ways of perceiving and hearing are opening up in the spiritual experience of central European ecclesiastical ceremonies.
The remit of TAW’s Artists in Residency at the monastery of St. Lambrecht/Styria consisted in developing a music/dance score for the monastery cloisters framework in the context of an exemplary gathering: LANDPARTIE
Concept/Choreography: Sebastian Prantl
Music Concept/Piano Solo: Cecilia Li with compositions by Haydn, Hauer, Cage and Boulez.
Dancers: Celine Bacque, Stephanie Bouillaud, Ariane Funabashi, Julia Mach, Linda Samaraweerova, Filip Szatarski, Julian Timmings, Daniel Yamad, Othello Johns, Sebastian Prantl
Light: Martin Walitza
Premiered at the Monastery St. Lambrecht, Styria, July 2003