KENJI OUELLET (CA/DE)
LE SACRE DU PRINTEMPS: A HAPTIC RITE
A physical experience – inventive and absorbing. Reg’Arts
The eyes are closed, tied and come to rest. And then a 20-minute journey through the famous Le Sacre du Printemps begins – experienced with the entire body. The dancers affect the lying audience members in haptic rite with very different activating touches. In the context of Stravinsky’s composition, musical meaning start flowing through the veins. The muscles understand the work kinaesthetically – with all senses of motion. Without “doing” anything.
Kenji Ouellet was born in Quebec, Canada, and lives in Berlin, where he is working at the intersections of choreography, performance and video art. The classical pianist, trained in New York, studied media art in Vienna and Berlin, where he became a master student in 2009.
Choreography: Kenji Ouellet
With: Kenji Ouellet, Anna-Luella Zahner
Music: Igor Strawinsky
Production: HAU Hebbel am Ufer
Funded by the German Federal Cultural Foundation
The guest performance takes place in co-operation with the Schwankhalle, the Weserburg and TANZ Bremen.
Part of focus: Canada 2017. With the kind support of the Ambassy of Canada and the Quebec Government Office.
Supported by the NATIONALES PERFORMANCE NETZ Guest Performance Fund for Dance, which is funded by the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media and the Departments of Culture and Arts of the German federal state.