Improvised dance and calligraphy event with original music by Kudsi Erguner
A spiritual fusion of the arts, Métaphore brings together poetry by Rumi, the inspired sounds of Kudsi Erguner, internationally renowned master of Turkish music, the outstanding calligraphies of Hassan Massoudy and the brilliant dance of Carolyn Carlson. The performers improvise within a predefined framework in pursuit of unique moments. Hassan Massoudy's brush glides along in a continuation of the four dancers' swaying movements. The shadows of the calligraphy intermingle with the dance in progress to create a new kind of poetry. Hands cut through the space with precise, chiselled gestures and form symbols of their own. The rhythms of the music carry the movements along, reflecting their meditative slowness and lively speed.
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length | 1h15