The piece En l'absence de choses: Choreography for ballet dancers forms the third part of a triptych that also includes the sound work La naissance de la lumière à partir de l'esprit du feu and the light ballet Feux avant, la chorégraphie. In En l'absence de choses, these visual-acoustic formulations are taken to the level of movement – with the help of the notational methods developed in the treatise Kinetic notations for the visual and performing arts. The piece does not require any additional stage set or objects. It can be described as a dance counterpoint to the sound and light works, but it is also independent and can be performed entirely without any further additions. The work is executed by ballet dancers. However, it does not only take the classical ballet as its starting point, but especially ritualistic, everyday, gymnastics- and work-related movements that are deprived of their items and processed compositionally.
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