An excerpt (Schubertiana) from the first full performance of the new Danse Lumière work “Secrets on the Way” (Hemligheter på vägen), a Dance Noir inspired by the poetry of 2011 Nobel laureate Tomas Tranströmer.
Born in Stockholm, Sweden in 1931, Tranströmer is one of the most celebrated and influential poetic figures of his generation.
Kathryn Roszak's edgy, urban choreography combines with dances traveling through the numinous landscape of Tranströmer's poetry, on a journey into the wild within nature and ourselves. This April 2013 premiere at the Osher Studio in Berkeley, CA was performed by Blythe Berg, Ramzi Jneid, Nitipat Pholchai, Lissa Resnick, and Linnea Snyderman, with readings by actor Earll Kingston.
"Kathryn Roszak's accomplished and spirited Danse Lumière has suavely and powerfully formulated interpretations of poems by the great Tomas Transtsrömer that beautifully capture the writer's lyric austerity." (Sandra Gilbert, April 2013)