„What the Thunder said“ is the final part of T.S.Eliots famous and ground breaking poem „The Wasteland“
I will be using the text both as a source of material, as a choreographic and dramaturgical rotefade or backbone and I am also interested in the individual reaction and input from the participents themselves. The new structure and life of the poem will emerge predominently through movement as a narrative means and we are interested in the new world which will emerge finally – possible quite far away from the poem although not so far as to lose touch with its meaning and sensitivity.
As each verse or part of the poem engenders in my imagination certain different qualities, images and movement directives i will be selecting different sounds, recordings and music within the following month. I will not make definitive choices yet in order to allow experiment to play a role in the in situ process with the dancers.
The poem is itself a rich visual as well as philosophical and cultural world of itself and I expect the dancers will enjoy entering into and exploring its world as I have over many, many years now.
Fotos: Walter Christopharo
WHAT THE THUNDER SAID