Hoppla!

Price
Prijs
Prix
€ 3,50
Language
Taal
Langue
Without dialogue
Duration
Duur
Longueur
52'
Aspect Ratio
Beeldverhouding
Format d'image
1.43

In Hoppla!, two choreographies by Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker are brought together and performed to the music of the Hungarian composer Béla Bartók: Mikrokosmos, seven short works for two pianos, and Quatuor no. 4, Bartók’s fourth string quartet. The reading room of the Ghent University library, designed by the renowned architect Henry Van de Velde, serves as location. In the film the music is performed live by the pianists Walter Hus and Stefan Poelmans on the one hand and by the Dutch Mondriaan Quartet on the other. Mikrokosmos is a “pas de deux”: for the first time a male dancer enters Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker’s universe. Four women dancers perform to the string quartet. In Van de Velde’s open space lit by large windows, the black clothing of the dancers sharply outlines their movements. One senses an immense complicity between the musicians and the dancers: the exhilaration of playing music together and dancing simultaneously is as it were the artistic motor of this project. In Hoppla!, Bartók’s dansant music, De Keersmaeker’s inventive choreography, Van de Velde’s austere space, and Wolfgang Kolb’s dynamic editing merge into one enormous convincing composition.

Hoppla! (Wolfgang Kolb, 1989)
Price
Prijs
Prix
€ 3,50
Language
Taal
Langue
Without dialogue
Duration
Duur
Longueur
52'
Aspect Ratio
Beeldverhouding
Format d'image
1.43
A Film by
Een film van
Un film de
With
Met
Avec
Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker, Jean-Luc Ducourt, Nadine Ganase, Roxane Huilmand, Fumiyo Ikeda, Johanne Saunier
Image
Beeld
Image
Remon Fromont, Philippe Guilbert, Philippe Maendly
Sound
Geluid
Son
Ricardo Castro
Editing
Montage
Montage
Rudi Maerten
Music
Muziek
Musique
Béla Bartók
Production
Productie
Production
A.O. producties
Co-production
Coproductie
Coproduction
Kaaitheater, Rosas, La Sept, Arcanal, Zed ltd
With the Support of
Met de steun van
Avec le soutien de
het Ministerie van de Vlaamse Gemeenschap, Le Cargo Grenoble, BRTN
In association with
In samenwerking met
En association avec
Canal 4, NDR, NOS, Théâtre de la Ville, RTBF