dance screen 2013 Winner Category A
A musical theatre by Alain Platel. For years, the tension between the group and the individual has been the central theme in Platel’s performances. In C(H)ŒURS he examines – together with his dancers and the Teatro Real choir – how "dangerously beautiful" a group can be. What is the relation between the progressive 19th-century nationalism of Verdi and Wagner and the increasing current tendency of nations to cut themselves off? Platel questions the emotions originated by the assemblage of individuals and groups, he reflects about the dynamic of collective movements and about the public and the individual dimensions.
FORMAT Live recording PRODUCTION COMPANY EuroArts Music International GmbH (Germany), Teatro Real Madrid (Spain) CO-PRODUCTION COMPANY 3sat, TVE PRODUCER Isabel Iturriagagoitia Bueno EXECUTIVE PRODUCER Ángela Álvarez Rilla, Maria Kasten, Bernd Hellthaler, Javier González DIRECTOR Andreas Morell CAMERA Nyika Jancsó EDITOR Alberto Pascual Otero COMPOSER Guiseppe Verdi COMPOSER Richard Wagner STAGE DIRECTOR Alain Platel CHOREOGRAPHY BY Alain Platel COSTUMES Dorine Demuynck DANCE COMPANY Les Ballets C de la B DURATION 100' PRODUCTION YEAR 2012 RECORDED Teatro Real Madrid, 2012-03-17 SOURCE VIDEO/AUDIO HD / Dolby surround 5.1