In the framework of 100 years of De Stijl Mondrian to Dutch Design, the museum presents the dance performance Thron, the highly acclaimed piece from 1984 by Dutch-Hungarian choreographer Krisztina de Châtel and German artist VA Wölfl. With a new cast, the museum audience can now also become acquainted with this classic of Dutch modern dance.
The performance is free for everyone with a valid ticket for the park and museum. Do please sign up (before 21-10) through firstname.lastname@example.org, citing 'Thron'.
'... Krisztina de Châtel’s remarkably evenly dosed choreographic material fits almost perfectly with the cool set design by German artist VA Wölfl.' (Haarlems Dagblad)
'Thron’s qualities cannot be overlooked.' (NRC Handelsblad)
Thron builds on the minimalism of De Châtel’s previous work, including Lines (1979), combining this with a more individualised approach to the dancers. Thron is about pent-up strength, incredible devotion and an ever-more intensely controlled energy in a magical struggle with time.
The set design and costumes are by VA Wölfl, and composer Patricio Wang adapts the original music to modern standards. The music is minimalist in style with references to Chilean folk music. At the request of VA Wölfl, this music has been rescored with the use of electronics to make it more expressive.
About Krisztina de Châtel
The Hungarian-born choreographer Krisztina de Châtel (1943) led her own dance company for 30 years and has over 50 choreographies to her name. These days she presents her pieces under the name De Châtel sur Place. She has received numerous awards for her work. Thus she received the Amsterdamprijs voor de Kunst for her services to the city and was awarded the Gouden Zwaan for her major contribution to the development of modern dance in the Netherlands. In 2001 she was awarded the Order of the Netherlands Lion for her services to Dutch dance. For more information on De Châtel and her work, go to www.kdechatel.com.
Thron is coproduced by De Châtel sur Place (Amsterdam) and Neuer Tanz (Düsseldorf).
Read more about Thron on the website of Krisztina de Châtel.