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Boris Nikitin, Kukuruz Quartett
24 BILDER PRO SEKUNDE
Music, Dance
Duration: 100 min
Dates
19. Jun
Friday
Time: 9pm
 
20. Jun
Saturday
Time: 9pm
 
21. Jun
Sunday
Time: 9pm
 
© Boris Nikitin
© Boris Nikitin
© Boris Nikitin
  • Introductions to music

    19 / 20 / 21 June, 8.30pm, Foyer der Halle E+G im MuseumsQuartier

Like Versuch über das Sterben (Attempt on Dying), Boris Nikitin’s new work 24 Bilder pro Sekunde (24 frames per second) is based on his reflections on vulnerability, not as a shortcoming, but as an ability. This time he swaps words for music and dance. When bodies are no longer under control, motion becomes random. With gestures that have no meaning, and twitching that represents nothing. A form of resistance against human beings as thinking machines. Six dancers of different backgrounds and physical disposition perform an imperceptible transition from everyday gestures to abstraction. The renowned Kukuruz Quartet structures the space with Julius Eastman’s Gay Guerilla for four pianos, a lesser-known yet notable composition of the 20th century. Delicate ramifications and drifting sound carpets burst through as pulse generators for the dancers’ movements. The dissolve of video projections references the spectral and the ghostly. A crescendo of exertion.

  • Artistic Team

    Concept, Realisation Boris Nikitin in collaboration with Kukuruz Quartett With music by Julius Eastman, Gay Guerilla, Boris Nikitin, Sacre, Kukuruz Quartett, Medley interpreted by Kukuruz Quartett Sound Design Adolfina Fuck Video Georg Lendorff, Federico Neri Choreographic collaboration, Costume Lee Méir Stage Johannes Maas, Annett Hardegen, Boris Nikitin Lights, Technical Direction Benjamin Hauser With Josefine Mühle, Renen Itzhaki, Natascha Moschini, Akiles, Eli Cohen, Dessa Ganda Production Management Annett Hardegen

  • Production

    Production It’s The Real Thing Studios (Basel) Coproduction Wiener Festwochen, Kaserne Basel, Gessnerallee Zürich Funded from the three-year grant of the Theatre/Dance Expert Committee of the Cantons of Basel-Land and Basel-Stadt Supported by Pro Helvetia, Schweizer Kulturstiftung, Stanley Thomas Johnson Stiftung, Jacqueline Spengler Stiftung, Fondation Nestlé pour l’Art, Schweizerische Interpretenstiftung SIS, Ernst Göhner Stiftung

    Premiere February 2020, Kaserne Basel

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