Ragazze Quartet
Ragazze Quartet plays both classical and modern string quartet repertoire: inspired and on the highest level. With attractive but unconventional programmes the quartet has come to be one of the most fresh and leading voices in the world of classical music.
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PART
About this programme
FRI 07 OCT, 8:30pm
Amare / Den Haag / NL / Première
SAT 08 OCT, 8:30pm
Amare / Den Haag / NL
SAT 15 OCT, 8:15pm
Schouwburg Concertzaal Tilburg / NL
TUE 18 OCT, 8:30pm
Park Theater / Eindhoven / NL
TUE 01 NOV, 8:15pm
Het Park / Hoorn / NL
FRI 04 NOV, 8:30pm
Frascati / Amsterdam / NL
SAT 05 NOV, 8:30pm
Frascati / Amsterdam / NL
THU 16 FEB, 8:00pm
Parkstad Limburg Theaters / Heerlen / NL
SAT 18 FEB, 8:00pm
Schouwburg Hengelo / NL
TUE 21 FEB, 8:15pm
Theater de Veste / Delft / NL
Dance, Beethoven and advanced sound technology

PART is a performance in which dance, music by Beethoven and cutting edge 4DSOUND technology merge into an immersive sensory experience. PART is an exciting new collaboration between OFFprojects, Ragazze Quartet and sound designer Salvador Breed.

 

PART is about emptiness and fragmentation. What remains when we withdraw or delete something? What potential does negative space have? What comes to light when we unravel the whole and look at the individual parts? Emptiness is often associated with loss, but PART shows that it can also mean new potential – right now.

With Beethoven’s monumental string quartet op.132 as point of departure, one of his last and most rich works, choreographer Ben-Tal and the ensemble of ten top dancers and musicians deconstruct and play with the notion of emptiness. The audience sits around the stage. With the additional element of Salvador Breed’s magical sound composition, PART takes the audience on an emotional and philosophical journey through space, movement and sound.

Credits
Choreography
Amos Ben-Tal
Composition
Ludwig van Beethoven
Ragazze Quartet
Rosa Arnold, Jeanita Vriens-van Tongeren – violin, Annemijn Bergkotte – viola, Rebecca Wise – cello
Dancers
Alex Blondeau, Luca Cacitti, Wolf Govaerts, Xanthe van Opstal, Adam Khazhmuradov, Aurélie Cayla
Composition and live electronics
Salvador Breed
Custom software and live electronics
Poul Holleman
Spatial sound design
4DSOUND
Artistic advice
Yvan Dubreuil
Rehearsal assistant
Christophe Dozzi
Light
Light
Costumes
Min Li
Executive producers
Naomi Russell, Roland Spekle
Production
OFFprojects, Ragazze Quartet
Partners
Amare, Nederlands Dans Theater and Het Nationale Theater
Made possible by
Gemeente Den Haag, Amsterdams Fonds voor de Kunst, Fonds Podiumkunsten, NORMA Fonds, Prins Bernhard Cultuur Fonds