Dance Production by Joshua Monten in collaboration with "Die Freitagsakademie", featuring Barna-Sabadus as soloist.
Premiered at the Zentrum Paul Klee on 13 September 2013 as part of the Musikfestival Bern.
Music by G.F. Handel, A. Scarlatti, J.S. Bach, and F. Geminiani.
The name “Delirio Amoroso” sounds as if it came from the “Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders.” Indeed, recent studies show that romantic love is nearly indistinguishable on a neurochemical level from obsessive-compulsive disorder. The rounded edges of Handel’s music are contrasted with our case-study in fluctuating brain chemistry, clumsiness, gender-bending, eloquence and delusions of grandeur. The result is a dialogue between music and movement, emotion and form — daring but faithful, ironic but affectionate, physically inventive and baroquely complex.
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