THE CALL OF MONT SAINTE-VICTOIRE
( USA and European premiere - 2018)
The Grandel Theatre - St. Louis, MO
Le Théâtre du Rouret - Rouret, France
Communauté de Communes - Couloisy, France
Choreographic Structure: Guest artist, Marie Christine Dal Farra,Vallauris, France created in collaboration with the dancers
Music Composition: Spencer David Hutchings, New York City
Dal Farra’s “The Call of Mont Sainte-Victoire” is inspired by more than eighty paintings of Mont Sainte-Victoire created by the post-impressionist French painter Paul Cézanne. Cézanne is known for trying to capture all of the perspectives and complexities of a subject — not only the sight of it, but also how the light changes it, the air around it, the other senses it activates. Dal Farra and the dancers followed a similar process while developing this piece, exploring what Cézanne might have seen, felt and experienced as he studied Mont Sainte-Victoire. While the structure of this work is well-established and rooted in these explorations (like a series of guideposts with many paths in between), the actual performance each evening will vary — much like each of Cézanne's depictions of the mountain.
Running time: 25 min.