Sketches of Ligeti
The «Études» by the renowned Hungarian composer György Ligeti are short, but technically and musically complex pieces for solo piano. Ligeti himself described them once in a pianistic sense as «rampantly growing organisms». The choreographer and dancer Elisabeth Schilling and pianist Cathy Krier have developed a project which allows dance and music to grow and intertwine, yet they avoid the temptation of offering a programmatic interpretation. While the music pieces change, the choreographic flow continues uninterrupted so that the dance creates a pattern that both contrasts and adapts to the music. The Luxembourgian pianist Cathy Krier is an internationally distinguished solo pianist who regularly guest performs with the renowned Orchestre Philharmonique du Luxembourg. Elisabeth Schilling has danced with several well-known ensembles in the past, she thus danced repertoire by companies as Sasha Waltz, Trisha Brown and Scottish Dance Theatre, and has since become an up-and-coming, prizewinning choreographer. The presentation in Weimar is a work in progress, i.e. an unfinished production, making a rehearsal room a fitting venue for this project.