In 1996 and 1999 Cesc Gelabert reconstructed the legendary solos ›In the (Golden) Section I‹ and › In the (Golden) Section II‹ by Gerhard Bohner, one of the great personalities of German dance. Following the original concept of the pieces, Gelabert is now presenting elements from dance, visual arts, and music that were selected by Bohner. In ›In the (Golden) Section I‹, the dancer responds – accompanied by Bach compositions – to space designed by the sculptor Vera Röhm, intermingling with and moving pillars of wood and Plexiglas. Here Gelabert, who is presently one of the most important choreographers and dancers in Spain, strictly adheres to the original choreography of his ›imaginary dance father‹ while simultaneously maintaining his own artistic individuality as a dancer.
Premiere: 02.05.1989 Akademie der Künste (Berlin) Premiere of the reconstruction: 18.05.1996 Akademie (Berlin) Choreography: Gerhard Bohner Reconstruction and dance (1996): Cesc Gelabert Spatial installation: Vera Röhm Music: Johann Sebastian Bach from ›The Well-Tempered Clavier‹, book 1, Prelude and Fugue 1–12 in a recording by Keith Jarrett (ECM-835246-2) Video documentation: Cosima Santoro (1989) Artistic assistance: Lydia Azzopardi Technical director: Rüdiger Kratzert Tour management: Inge Zysk Production management: Dirk Scheper Co-production: Akademie der Künste (Berlin-Brandenburg) and the Gelabert-Azzopardi Companyia de Dansa (Barcelona) Residency: Teatre Lliure Gelabert-Azzopardi Companyia de Dansa is funded by: Generalitat, Gobierno de Espana, Ajuntament Generous support has also been provided by: Institut Ramon Llull www.gelabertazzopardi.com