TRANSCRIPTION OF COLOR / EQUUS
TRANSCRIPTION OF COLOR
A new ballet “Transcription of Color” inspired by the analysis of an abstract painting by Laszlo Moholy-Nagy “Construction A II”.
Thinking the music as a canvas and the choreography as the movements of paint- brushes in different colors.
Using Construction A II by Laszlo Moholy-Nagy as a starting point to write a timeline for the choreography, translating its colors to movement. The timeline of colour exits and en- trances interlaces in the dramatic movement in the music, like a dialogue. This dialogue is the starting point for the dramaturgy of the ballet.
The music John Adams’ Harmonielehre is a composition full of post-minimalist rhythms, glitter, and energy. It’s a composition in three movements, based on surreal dreams.
Music and live performance: Alexey Aigui
Choreography: Anastasia Kadruleva, Artem Ignatiev
«All of us are a little bit horses” – is a famous sentence of the XXth century Russian poet V. Mayakovsky.
Ballet “Eguus” (horse – in Latin) is an insider view of recent dancers, today’s choreographers on the life of the ballet dancers – on hard, everyday, exhausting, “horse” work. Sometimes – with an irony, sometimes – with a sympathy.
Another well-known phrase is remembered too – “They Shoot Horses, Don’t They?” World already knew this feeling while reading the book with the same name by Horace McCoy and watching the movie by Sydney Pollack. “Ballet Moskva” is glad to present new reading of this feeling – in a language of dance.