Everyone loved the winners of the 2019 lunch concert competition with their choreographically staged concert. Their debut in the freshly restored Palace Theatre sees Europa Danzante find surprising means for translating baroque master Biber’s »rosary sonatas« into movement and dance – making the images of the passion of Christ reveal their timelessly human dimension.
An exciting music-dance-performance and award winning, French-Canadian composer Thierry Tidrow’s reflections about Biber’s Passacaglia musically move that piece into a contemporary realm as well.
Ariadne Daskalakis, baroque violin
Sophia Otto, dance | Magdalena Öttl, dance | Salome Ryser, baroque cello | Giulio Quirici, theorbe & baroque guitar | Robert Selinger, harpsichord & organ
Yves Ytier, baroque violin, dance, choreography & direction
Heinrich Ignaz Franz von Biber
From the »Rosary Sonatas«
I The annunciation, III The birth of Christ, VI Chris’s suffering at the Mount of Olives, VII The scourging of Jesus, VIII The crown of thorns, X The crucifixion, XVI Passacaglia »The guardian angel«
Commissioned Piece for the Music Festival Potsdam Sanssouci