Αudition for dancers and pianists for the new performance of the choreographer Alexandra Bachzetsis on 13, 14 and 15 March 2015 at the OCC. / ONASSIS CULTURAL CENTRE
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Αudition for dancers and pianists for the new performance of the choreographer Alexandra Bachzetsis on 13, 14 and 15 March 2015 at the OCC.

10 Mar 2015
INVITATION TO AUDITION

The artist and choreographer Alexandra Bachzetsis invites dancers and pianists to audition for her new performance work, Composition for 2 and 4.

The audition will take place at the Onassis Cultural Centre in Athens, Greece on 13, 14 and 15 March 2015. As a second step, a workshop with selected group of candidates will be organised in Basel, Switzerland from 10 to 14 May 2015.

The rehearsals will take place in 2016 in Athens and Basel and the premiere of the piece is scheduled for 2017 at the Museum of Modern Art in New York, USA.

Composition for 2 and 4
The initial motivation for this project was the consideration of how to perform a reduction of complex structure in music or dance to its essence – to radically simplify it without compromising its complexity. Many of the great compositions for orchestra were frequently re-composed, reduced to the single score for piano. In particular in productions, which accompanied ballet, it was necessary for purely economic reasons to have a version, which could be played on the piano alone. The rehearsals requiring the presence of the entire orchestra would not have been financially feasible. “Le sacre du printemps” (1913) by Igor Stravinsky is one such example. Composed for orchestra and Sergei Diaghilev’s Ballets Russes, Stravinsky wrote the “first” version for piano, 4 hands, which appeared in print on 23 May 1913, a few days before the premier of the ballet music in Paris, and for a long time it was the only source of the “Sacre” before the whole orchestral score was published in 1922. This first version, which in terms of complexity and contents is in no way inferior to the great final score, was used for rehearsals and can be seen as key to the entire work.

Composition for 2 and 4 will look into the phenomena of reduction and expansion as two interrelated aspects of performance, both in movement and music composition.

The audition will take place at:
Onassis Cultural Centre
107 Syngrou Avenue
117 45 Athens

Audition dates:
13 March 2015, from 10am to 8pm
14 March 2015 from 2pm to 8pm
15 March 2015 (optional for second round of audition by individual appointment)

For information and application, please contact Elisavet Stamou, Production Assistant:
elisavetstamou@hotmail.com

For information about Alexandra Bachzetsis’ previous work, please go to:
www.alexandrabachzetsis.com