A dance and music performance
Dance: Christine Brunel
Piano: Seon-Kyung Kim
Music: Gerhard Stäbler, Karlheinz Stockhausen
a dancer / a piano player / an intimate tête-à-tête / music / movement / sound / silence / space / dialogue / monologue / power / fragility / gravity / lightness /
The two artists interact, sometimes in dialogues, sometimes in monologues. They circle each other, resist, complete one another, give each other space and create a powerful and expressive field of tension between the choreography and the music by Gerhard Stäbler and Karlheinz Stockhausen, which fluctuates between sound and silence, power and fragility, gravity and lightness.
Music: Kunsu Shim
In the second part, Flügel, the two artists go one step further: dance, music and silence merge like a polyphonic chorus to create an overall impression. Borne on a shared breath, Christine Brunel and Seon-Kyung Kim create a whole universe in a single legato. No stop, no caesura breaks the flow. The composer Kunsu Shim states: "A breath of a slowness bound in pearls."
The press wrote:
Westdeutsche Allgemeine Zeitung, 29 November 2011
Precisely choreographed slowness
"(...) Accompanied by the low harmonies of excellent piano player Seon-Kyung Kim Christine Brunel focuses on developing her minimalist movement sequences and challenges the audience to immerse themselves completely in her tempo. (...) The opening night at the Maschinenhaus started with encadré3, another densely woven dialogue between the piano player and the dancer which evolves from very grounded movements on the floor and piano notes vibrating deep in the belly to a harmonious lightness full of small leaps. Flügel, the new choreography, appears extremely smooth, building slowly from the bottom to the top. Christine Brunel has her eyes closed as if she was dreaming when she sways like a tree in the wind, rolls in slow motion across the naked floor or stands up to spread her arms longingly as if she wanted to fly. She makes every single movement part of a controlled flow; there are no abrupt breaks and fast changes. (...) because so little, and yet so much is happening – if you look close enough. (...)"
Premiered on November 26th, 2010
Artistic Direction: Christine Brunel
Light Design: Reinhard Hubert
Costume Design: Christine Brunel
Assistance: Martina Candelo
Dramaturgy: Tonja Wiebract
FLÜGEL was produced by BRUNEL.TANZ.CIE
Ministerium für Familie, Kinder, Jugend, Kultur und Sport des Landes NRW
Kulturbüro der Stadt Essen
A. Sutter Fair Business GmbH
Christa und Wolfgang Classen
In collaboration with Maschinenhaus Essen