The initial challenge is the relationship between the Work (of Art) and its Creator (Artist) as described in a short story by Edgar Allan Poe, ”The Masque of the Red Death” as well as in ”Dr. Frankenstein” by Mary Shelly. The music by J. S. Bach with its perfection of tonality, hierarchical structure, and composition is used as a filter and explored in relation to 20th century movement mannerisms.
The ground material of the piece are solos choreographed in a working relationship with poet Erling Kittelsen who writes a poem to each solo in a soundspace of J. S. Bachs preludes. In the finished work the direct video transmittance and film - and photo work by John Alfheim and Klara Sund is a dynamic visual partner.
Choreography: Anne Grete Eriksen and Leif Hernes
Film, Photo and live video: John Alfheim and Klara Sund
Costumedesign: Bjørnar Aaslund
Lightdesign: David Lawrence
Music: J.S.Bach, Allain Gaussin, John Oswald
Independent texts: Erling Kittelsen (published by Aschehoug, poems, titled ”I”)
Dancers: Kari Anne Bjerkestrand, Sigrid Edvardsson, Gry Kipperberg, Caroline W. Nesse, Arne Johan Hegdahl, Marius Kjos
First performance at Black Box Theatre, Oslo 28.04.1995
Also performed at Bergen Music Factory, Bergen