Raimund Hoghe

Canzone per Ornella + Postcards from Vietnam

Raimund Hoghe

© Rosa Frank [Canzonne per Ornella]

Espetáculos

14 21.00hThuCanzone per Ornella
16 19.00hSatPostcards from Vietnam

Teatro RivoliRIVOLI Grand Auditorium

Dance
Germany
National premiere
Price 9€ (per performance) or 12.00€ (joint ticket)
Duration 1.30h + 1.30h
Age >12

Support
CANZONE PER ORNELLA (JANUARY 14)
 
Before becoming a dramatist, and then a choreographer, Raimund Hoghe used to write portraits, both of famous and unknown people, which were published in the newspaper Die Zeit. That habit remains at the heart of his work as a choreographer, under the guise of solos addressed to famous figures—Joseph Schmidt, Judy Garland, Maria Callas—or to some of his favourite performers—Songs for Takashi or Musiques et mots pour Emmanuel [Music and Words for Emmanuel]. They always take the form of a “musical offering,” where his performers express their art through a presence deeply aware of the effects of music and of time, of the imaginary resonance of a voice and a melody. Ornella Balestra—widely recognised for her work with Maurice Béjart—is one of those dancers able to best embody this mixture of intensity and reverie that characterises Raimund Hoghe's dance (see his Swan Lake, 4 Acts, Boléro Variations, Quartet, or La Valse [The Waltz]). In Canzone per Ornella, the choreographer brings together for his dancer music and texts by Pier Paolo Pasolini, both those that have already been explored and those that are still to be experienced, playing with her ability to strike the perfect balance between virtuosity and entertainment, between enigmatic presence and movie-like figure.

POSTCARDS FROM VIETNAM (JANUARY 16)

In Postcards from Vietnam, Raimund Hoghe continues his collaboration with two exceptional dance personalities: Ji Hye Chung and Takashi Ueno. Raimund Hoghe first worked with Ji Hye Chung on 2016’s La Valse [The Waltz]. He created several pieces with Takashi Ueno since 2010, among them La Valse, Cantatas and Pas de Deux, which they recently performed in Singapore. A few years back, Raimund Hoghe discovered postcards from Vietnam, foldable paper cards depicting people and landscapes, at a street vendor’s stall in Paris. They seem very fragile and were produced in a country Raimund Hoghe—as do many others—has been associating with the Vietnam War since the 1960s. In his new piece, these postcards act as signifiers. They are mementos and projection foils, and refer to history, its fugacity, yet also to departure. The cards simultaneously reminisce about the longing for another life. Wenn keiner singt, ist es still [It is silent when nobody sings] is the title of Raimund Hoghe’s new publication. As in all his plays, music plays a central role here. So, Raimund Hoghe interweaves 1960s protest songs with Bach and Handel’s arias.


RAIMUND HOGHE
is among the most renowned international artists within his genre. He was a dramaturge for Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch between 1980 and 1989. He has spent the past twenty-five years creating a challenging choreographic body of work, alternating solos and group performances (Sacre – The Rite of Spring, Swan Lake, 4 Acts, Boléro Variations, etc) that revisit major works in the history of dance. Each of his performances rests on a tiny thread, a fabric made of gestures, shapes, and melodies, which he imbues with the thickness of memory. In 2019, Raimund Hoghe was granted the title of Officer of the Order of the Arts and Letters by French Minister of Culture.

Espetáculos

14 21.00hThuCanzone per Ornella
16 19.00hSatPostcards from Vietnam

Teatro RivoliRIVOLI Grand Auditorium

Dance
Germany
National premiere
Price 9€ (per performance) or 12.00€ (joint ticket)
Duration 1.30h + 1.30h
Age >12

Support
CANZONE PER ORNELLA
Concept, choreography, set design Raimund Hoghe
Artistic collaboration Luca Giacomo Schulte
Dancers Raimund Hoghe, Ornella Balestra, Luca Giacomo Schulte
Lighting design Raimund Hoghe, Amaury Seval
Photography Rosa Frank
Management and production Mathieu Hillereau, Les Indépendances
Produced by Raimund Hoghe — Hoghe & Schulte GbR (Düsseldorf)
Support Ministério da Cultura e Ciência da Renânia do Norte-Vestefália, Kunststiftung NRW, Kulturamt der Landeshauptstadt Düsseldorf, La ménagerie de verre de Paris, Goethe Institut
In the scope of Studiolab
Special thanks agnès b. Paris
Co-produced by Theater im Pumpenhaus Münster

POSTCARDS FROM VIETNAM 
Concept, choreography, scenery, costumes Raimund Hoghe
Artistic collaboration Luca Giacomo Schulte
Dancers Ji Hye Chung, Takashi Ueno, Raimund Hoghe
Produced by Les Indépendances Paris 
A piece by Raimund Hoghe – Hoghe & Schulte GbR (Düsseldorf)
With the support of La Ménagerie de Verre Paris 
In the scope of Studiolab, Montpellier Danse 
Artistic residencies Agora Cité Internationale de la Danse Montpellier, Teatro Municipal do Porto, Theater im Pumpenhaus Münster
Special thanks agnès b. Paris