© Grégoire Romefort


Olga de Soto takes her inspiration from an extract of the novel by Czech writer Bohumil Hrabal, Tender barbarian - only a few months after the author's decease -, as well as from Salvatore Sciarrino's composition for string quartet Sei quartetti brevi. She creates a choreographic score for the darkness, composed of a series of moments of tension and relaxation, from which the moments of relaxation have been taken away to produce a kind of diffuse anguish in which bridges are built towards an infinite, invisible, probing the limits of our perception.

The wide range of sensations and emotions that Sciarrino's composition evokes serves as food for thought in the search for movement and its relationship to the music, as well as setting the choreography in action. Two complementary universes: that of Sciarrino and that of Hrabal, feed here the one of the choreographer.

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production Coto de Caza now Niels Production (Brussels)
co-production Charleroi Danses - Centre Chorégraphique de la Communauté française de Belgique
length 30 min


choreography Olga de Soto
music Salvatore Sciarrino (Sei quartetti brevi, per archi)
recording by Arditti String Quartet — Irvin Arditti, David Alberman (violons), Garth Knox (viola) and Rohan de Saram (cello) — Disc From Italy  (P) 1985 Auvidis France / CD Auvidis - Montaigne Ref : MO 782042
scenography and costumes Thibault Vancraenenbroeck
lighting Gaëtan van den Berg
duo created with and performed by Olga de Soto and Pascale Gigon

© Grégoire Romefort