Les Temps Tirailles’ by Myriam Gourfink

Myriam Gourfink’s choreography moves dancers with the flow of a slowly meandering stream; barely mobile – yet always fluid – her work focuses great attention on the slow development of tiny movements governed by the dancers’ breathing. It stands at a long distance removed from other modern choreography.
‘Les Temps Tiraillés’ means “time torn” (or pulled) and this premiere of Gourfink’s new work deconstructs conventional concepts of performance and time and emphasises the unique revitalising of dance at every staging. The work is ongoing when the audience arrives and it happens both live on stage and streamed onto screens elsewhere. It also continues Gourfink’s exploration of the complex relationship between music and choreography, entwining her imperceptible movement with the haunting, spectral score by Austrian composer, Georg Friedrich Haas that engages two violas, a bassoon and one movement of silence within a computer-generated electronic framework.

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