PART is a collaboration between OFFprojects, Ragazze Quartet and sound designer Salvador Breed. In this project we explore notions of fragmentation and emptiness through movement, sound and space. We ask ourselves what happens when we dismantle the whole and examine the individual parts: are we destroying, or are we creating space for something new? With Beethoven’s string quartet opus 132 as a departure point we deconstruct, play and search for this potential.
The piece is made for big spaces while at the same time being an intimate encounter between the audience and the performers. Sound designer and composer Salvador Breed utilizes special 4DSOUND technology to break down and reimagine Beethoven’s score – creating an immersive sonic choreography that interacts with dancers and musicians alike.
“Pure dance and playful abstraction evokes a sensation of freedom” – Theaterkrant review of the premiere.
Read the whole review (NL)here.
music_Ludwig van Beethoven
composition/sound design/live electronics_Salvador Breed
Ragazze Quartet_Jeanita Vriens-van Tongeren, Annemijn Bergkotte, Rebecca Wise, Rosa Arnold
dance_Luca Cacitti, Wolf Govaerts, Xanthe van Opstal, Alex Blondeau, Adam Khazhmuradov, Aurélie Cayla
custom software/live electronics _Poul Holleman
artistic advice_Yvan Dubreuil
light_Xavier van Wersch
spatial sound technology_4DSOUND
rehearsal assistant_Christophe Dozzi
executive producers_Naomi Russell and Roland Spekle
production_OFFprojects in co-production with Ragazze Quartet
partners_Amare, Nederlands Dans Theater en Het Nationale Theater
financial support_Gemeente Den Haag, Amsterdams Fonds voor de Kunst, Fonds Podiumkunsten, Prins Bernhard Cultuurfonds, Norma Fonds, Fonds21, Stichting Zabawas
all images Milena Twiehaus/OFFprojects