- Premiere Year 2019
Symmetries is a production of the Netherlands Wind Ensemble, in collaboration with Duda Paiva Company, ISH Dance Collective, Mor Shani and Hotel Modern. On stage a spectacular and imaginative fusion of dance, music and filmed images takes place. The Netherlands Wind Ensemble invited Hotel Modern and a number of choreographers for a special collaboration.
John Adams, one of America's greatest contemporary composers, wrote the rousing music piece 'Fearful Symmetries'. It has been rewritten especially for the Netherlands Wind Ensemble in full force. Hotel Modern on-the-spot depicts urban landscapes full of shining skyscrapers, old churches and garbage dumps. Contemporary city life fills the screen: marriages, pollution, shopping and demolition. In this metropole, the Wind Ensemble and the dancers undertake a quest to ultimate beauty, where passion and precision meet.
The press about our previous collaboration in 2013, The Ring in 90 minutes: "The combination of those handycrafted artists from Hotel Modern and the musicians of the Netherlands Wind Ensemble is a dream come true.” Trouw
"Using models, the magicians of theater company Hotel Modern build a city on site. Aided by a camera and a movie screen, the audience can seemingly wander about in it. The eclectic music of Adams is mirrored in anachronisms - an 18th-century figurine behind a pinball machine - and other stylistic collisions. Piled up garbage and war ruins provide a bitter undertone." (Haarlems Dagblad)
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