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CACTI

Alexander Ekman created CACTI in 2008. Ekman calls himself a ‘rhythm freak’. As one of his trademarks is designing contemporary soundscapes. This choreography, for which he merely used classical music for the first time, resulted in a new arrangement of Schubert’s Der Tod und das Mädchen, created together with Holland Symphonia. In addition, the dancers become the instruments for the orchestra. According to the Swede, CACTI is his most dansant piece so far. Ekman used all dancers to challenge the audience to reflect on the way in which art is perceived.

World premiere

25 februari 2010, Lucent Danstheater, Den Haag

Choreographer

Alexander Ekman

Additional Credits

Muziek: Joseph Haydn: sonate no V 'Sitio' uit Die sieben letzten Worte unseres Erlösers am Kreuze, hoboken XX, 1B;
Ludwig van Beethoven: strijkkwartet No. 9 in C, Opus 59, een deel uit Andante con moto quasi allegretto;
Franz Schubert: Het Presto uit het strijkkwartet Der Tod und das Mädchen,
gearrangeerd voor orkest door Andy Stein en voor strijkkwartet door Gustav Mahler;
Allegro van Joseph Haydn uit de strijkkwartetten opus 9, no 6 in A majeur.

Kostuums: Alexander Ekman
Decor: Alexander Ekman
Licht: Tom Visser
Tekst: Spenser Theberge
Musici: Tinta Schmidt von Altenstadt (eerste viool), Saskia Viersen (tweede viool),
David Marks (altviool), Artur Trajko (cello).

Date Performance City
03-05-2014 Tour Bregenz Oostenrijk /... Bregenz
Festspielhaus
Platz der Wiener Symphoniker 1
6900 Bregenz
Austria
T: 0043 (0)5574 413-0
E: information@festspielhausbregenz.at
http://www.festspielhausbregenz.at
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06-05-2014 Tour Aschaffenburg/ Germany Aschaffenburg
Stadttheater Aschaffenburg
Dalbergstr. 9
63739 Aschaffenburg
Germany
T: 06021 / 330 1422
E: kulturamt@aschaffenburg.de
http://www.stadttheater-aschaffenburg.de
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08-05-2014 Tour Bad Homburg Bad Homburg
Kurtheater
Louisenstrasse 58
61348 Bad Homburg
Germany
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04-06-2014 Show Off Den Haag
Lucent Danstheater
Spuiplein 152
2501 CH Den Haag
Netherlands
T: +31 70 8800333
E: infokassa@ndt.nl
http://www.dapz.ldt.nl
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05-06-2014 Show Off Den Haag
Lucent Danstheater
Spuiplein 152
2501 CH Den Haag
Netherlands
T: +31 70 8800333
E: infokassa@ndt.nl
http://www.dapz.ldt.nl
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04-07-2014 Tour Frankrijk / Marseille MARSEILLE
Le Silo
35, quai du Lazaret
13002 MARSEILLE
France
T: (+33) 04 91 90 00 00
E: http://www.silo-marseille.fr/Contact
http://www.silo-marseille.fr/
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10-07-2014 Tour Italië / Rome Rome
Festival Villa Adriana
Viale Pietro de Coubertin 30
00196 Rome
Italy
T: 0680241281
E: info@musicaperroma.it
http://www.auditorium.com/villaadriana/
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11-07-2014 Tour Italië / Rome Rome
Festival Villa Adriana
Viale Pietro de Coubertin 30
00196 Rome
Italy
T: 0680241281
E: info@musicaperroma.it
http://www.auditorium.com/villaadriana/
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17-07-2014 Tour Griekenland / Kalamata Kalamata
International Kalamata Dance Festival
6 Pan. Kessari st
GR 24 100 Kalamata
Netherlands
http://www.kalamatadancefestival.gr/index_en.php
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18-07-2014 Tour Griekenland / Kalamata Kalamata
International Kalamata Dance Festival
6 Pan. Kessari st
GR 24 100 Kalamata
Netherlands
http://www.kalamatadancefestival.gr/index_en.php
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Judith Mackrell in The Guardian
Over UK tour / Cacti
March 07, 2012

' The whip-smart timing of this piece ... is pure pleasure.'
(Source)