In this way, to infinity. The melody, like an endless thread, weaves through three dancing bodies, and although they keep distancing themselves from each other, they are entwined by the interdependence of their movements. But is this really about three bodies? Or is it about movement and melody, in the context of which the bodies are, at times, one body, at times two, at times three…?
Ita Infinita follows the choreographic trajectory of Elisabeth’s celebrated HEAR EYES MOVE. Dances with Ligeti. In collaboration with United Instruments of Lucilin, this new work departs from Johann Sebastian Bach’s “Partita for Violin n°1 in B minor” (BWV 1002)and includes a newly written improvisational music score created by Elisabeth herself, exploring infinity and interconnectivity in a space where past and present collide.
In order to explore how movements and textures, both musical and physical, overlap, merge again and again, in such a way that the body does more than illustrate the music, and the music does more than merely score the body. Out of the simultaneity of dance and music emerges a unique form which grows and flourishes, blurring the boundaries between nature and art – for the Baroque was always in search of infinity and found it here and there, in vastness as well as miniature.
Elisabeth and her team embrace this idea, drawing inspiration not only from Baroque art but also from the shapes and textures of nature. For example, the winding patterns of the dances – notably the Allemande and the Sarabande – not only reflect popular architectural and landscaping styles of the time, but also the abundance of small infinities such as those found in plants, snail shells or whirlpools.
Inspired by the lavish robes and ornaments of the baroque era, the close collaboration with costume designer Agnes Hamvas also brings about a visual atmosphere that produces another aesthetic level that is interwoven with dance and music, by combining the pomp of the baroque era with a more modern simplicity in the costumes. A more understated infinity, which still glows in radiant colours.
Ita Infinita Teaser
Ita Infinita – Mat Iech Tour Trailer
Full length performance with full stage view
Allemand – filmed by MadTrix
Behind The Scene – Documentary on the creation of ITA INFINITA
PREMIERE & TOUR