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when power becomes grace
Yes, gymnastics makes great circus art.
But what about fencing, boxing and javelin?....
S.P.O.R.T. is the synthesis of sports and art through choreography. The initial starting point is the integrated understanding of all sports, the unity of body and soul, as it was formulated by the ancient Greeks.
S.P.O.R.T. brings together world-class athletes and urban driven stage art, to derive a unique form of expression from the dialog of these two worlds.
In order to fuse art and sports, we use three different approaches: Historcial parallels, rhythmical analogies and shared motion patterns.
For example: fencing and classical ballet evolved in the same socio-historic context, sharing greeting rituals and codes of conduct.
Their common body language is used to create a new form of artistic expression on stage, clearly art, yet reminiscent of sports, integrating the mind and the body in the meaning of the ancient latin expression:
Cross disciplinary artists and athletes will give the production an original shape, depicting today’s modern multifaceted society. A professional team including coaches, sport historians, composers, choreographers, sound engineers, etc., will support them.
Olympic fencers vs. classical ballet dancers, a pentathlon athlete with a parkour traceur, rope skippers with circus jugglers, football players vs. ballroom dancers.
All these have the potential to combine power, grace and science.
Microphones and sensors are placed on athletes and their equipment. The recordings from the physical activities serve the composer as a source of inspiration.
In New York we recorded the 110 meter hurdle with over 40 microphones. The results were so impressive and astounding that it was self-evident that they could and should be used for S.P.O.R.T..
Following the ancient Greek belief in “Meden Agan”- “Nothing In Excess” the costumes for S.P.O.R.T. will be minimal outfits completed by accessories representing sport disciplines.
For example: to create a well-designed costume for a Paralympic athlete with one leg seems like an impossible task to many. Some consider it a challenge.
Stage Design & Props
To open up the classical dichotomy between stage and auditorium, S.P.O.R.T. will use projections of prerendered content as well as interactive elements through video mapping.
Wave field synthesis lets the audience experience the heartbeat of an athlete right before their body and video images make the invisible aspects of sports visible to everyone.