BOLERO

Emio Greco | Pieter C. Scholten

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BOLERO

Emio Greco I Pieter C. Scholten

When the Ballet Nijinska performed Bolero for the first time, the dancers moved around a Spanish themed set. Emio Greco and Pieter C. Scholten immediately set aside the issue of the decorum to focus on the friction between the body and the music. Carrying on their research into themes around the “body in revolt”, the music is no longer a pencil sketching out a narrative, but a protagonist to be faced by all the dancers. The battle between nine dancers and a overpowering musical score may appear to be an unequal one, but the dancers have to liberate themselves from it – even from the resonance the music provokes in their bodies.