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Internationales Sommerfestival 2015
John Adams / Lucinda Childs / Frank Gehry:

Available Light

 
  • © Craig T. Mathew
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  • © Tom Vinetz (1983)
  • © Tom Vinetz (1983)
  • © Tom Vinetz (1983)
  • © Tom Vinetz (1983)
  • © Tom Vinetz (1983)
Dance
  • Wed, 05.08.2015 19:30 [Premiere]
    Kampnagel – K6 Sold Out
  • Thu, 06.08.2015 19:30
    Kampnagel – K6
  • Fri, 07.08.2015 19:30
    Kampnagel – K6
  • Sat, 08.08.2015 19:30
    Kampnagel – K6

European Premiere in cooperation with Tanz im August Berlin

A seminal cultural-history masterpiece: The legendary American choreographer Lucinda Childs creates a new version of her avant-garde classic.

AVAILABLE LIGHT was the first and only collaboration between three pioneers in the worlds of music, dance and architecture: John Adams, a key figure in the realm of minimal music; Lucinda Childs, whose choreographies were inspired by art and music (and were performed at the Judson Memorial Church and in Wilson/Glass’ EINSTEIN AT THE BEACH, among others), and Frank O. Gehry, symbol of a new formal language in architecture, created this work for the opening of the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles in 1983. Gehry designed a simple and brilliant set with two levels that expanded on the museum’s industrial architecture. With his Guggenheim Museum, Bilbao and Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles, Gehry later became one of the foremost creators of “signature architecture.” The revamped version of AVAILABLE LIGHT, with a new set and new costumes, will premiere at the Disney Concert Hall before coming directly to the Summerfestival. For the piece, Lucinda Childs created a choreography that plays out on Gehry’s two-story set and complements Adams’ subtle half-electronic music made up of shifting patterns and instrumental textures. Motifs are revealed on one level – and repeated, twisted and changed on the other. As a result, the geometrically rigorous movements of the 11 dancers become an endless river of floating lightness.


"Not only is "Available Light" a compelling interplay between dance, music and setting — gorgeous to behold and thrilling to hear — but the work now brilliantly illuminates how three American artists on the cusp of greatness made the momentous leap. [...] But what is most extraordinary about "Available Light" 2015 is that euphoria is the result of the interaction of each element of sight and sound and movement." (Mark Swed, LA Times Juni 2015)


  • Music: John Adams
  • Choreography: Lucinda Childs
  • Stage Design: Frank Gehry
  • Light-Design: Beverley Emmons, John Torres
  • Costume Design: Kasia Walicka Maimone
  • Sound-Design: Mark Grey
  • With: The Lucinda Childs Dance Company: Ty Boomershine, Katie Dorn, Kate Fisher, Sarah Hillmon, Anne Lewis, Sharon Milanese, Patrick John O’ Neill, Matt Pardo, Lonnie Poupard Jr., Caitlin Scranton, Shakirah Stewart
  • Associate General Manager: Linsey Bostwick
  • Company Manager: Katie Ichtertz
  • Production Manager: Jeremy Lydic
  • Stage Manager: Jason Kaiser
  • Associate Producers: Kaleb Kilkenny, Alisa E. Regas
  • Produced By: Pomegranate Arts, Inc.
  • Executive Producer: Linda Brumbach

European Premiere in cooperation with Tanz im August Berlin

Die Version 2015 von Available Light wurde produziert von Pomegranate Arts in Koproduktion mit Cal Performances, University of California, Berkeley; Festspielhaus St. Pölten; FringeArts, Philadelphia mit Unterstützung von The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage; Glorya Kaufman Presents Dance at the Music Center und The Los Angeles Philharmonic Association; Internationales Sommerfestival Kampnagel, Hamburg; Onassis Cultural Centre – Athens; Tanz Im August, Berlin; und Théâtre de la Ville – Paris und Festival d'Automne à Paris. Available Light wurde entwickelt am MASS MoCa (Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art).

Das Gastspiel wird gefördert durch die Kulturbehörde Hamburg Internationaler Kulturaustausch, die Hamburgische Kulturstiftung & die Behrenberg Bank.


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