Peekaboo

 

Choreography: Marco Goecke

Dramaturgy: Nadja Kadel

Costume design: Thomas Lempertz 

Costume realization : Zane Kealey

Assistant to the choreographer: Ryan Lawrence

Lighting Design: Udo Haberland

Music: “Simple Symphony”, “H.Y.V.A.” and “Sininen Ja Valkoinen”

Composers: Benjamin Britten, Mieskuoro Huutajat

Duration: 18 mins 36 secs, 8 dancers

Supported in part by Goethe Institut Boston

Premiere Date: April 16, 2013 by Sao Paulo Dance Company at Movimentos - Festwochen der Autostadt, Wolfsberg, Germany

 

In "Peekaboo", the German choreographer Marco Goecke deals with the act of hiding and revealing in an exciting way. The title refers to a childish game well known to children: the person peeks, hides his/her face and suddenly reappears and says, ‘found’ or ‘boo’. In the work, Britten’s symphony combined with the sound of the Finnish choir Huutajat, shows contrasts: while talking about fantasy, it brings out the fears and loneliness of each dancer. The cast alternates in solos, duos, trios and ensembles, the movement is fast and accurate and the performers mysteriously appear and disappear from the scene. “Everything is a matter to be lost and found”, says the choreographer. (Written by Nadja Kadel)

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