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Fountain

Choreography Fernando Melo
Music Harry Kalapana, Dumb Type, Pan Sonic, Mårten Bergkvist
Set and costume design Patrick Kinmonth
Light design Rolf Essers

Premiere
28 October 2011
Staatstheater am Gärtnerplatz,
Munich, Germany

video

Fountain from Fernando Melo on Vimeo.

reviews

"... a demanding creation which combines the subtle and touching imagery of the dance into a surreal work of art.

... the piece's subtext challenges the viewer to re-think his definition of dance and art."

Antje Bissinger, Applaus Magazine

"Goosebumps..."

"Melo presents something never seen before."

"It's not Swan Lake - and it doesn't have to be if it is this new and brilliantly done."

Beate Kayser, Tageszeitung and Münchner Merkur

"Choreographer Melo and designer Kinmonth have worked together ingeniously: turning dance into animated photography."

"...the true statement of the piece lies in the mysterious surreal imagery."

Malve Gradinger, Bayerischer Rundfunk

"... a magnificent Pas de Deux, right on the threshold of control and fear."

Simone Hirmer, Süddeutsche Zeitung