One thing that has always fascinated me are the REALISM PAINTINGS out of the Barroccan period. The discovery of the 'claroscuro' technique, which literally showed the differences in light and darkness, made the paintings look extremely realistic.
The humans were drawn/painted in a very physically human way which resulted that the overall atmosphere of the painting severely increased.
They seem to move in such delicate ways, expressing their inner feelings and hidden longings.
This incredible source of inspiration was the starting point of a new ballet where 6 gorgeous dancers leave their painting behind to move gracefully into a NEW WORLD.
Performed by Royal Ballet Flanders 2014 /2015 and by Ballet de Santiago de Chile in 2016
Music by Hector Gonzalez Sanchez, Clint Mansel, Philip Glass, J.Klimek, Max Richter
Light desing by Nicolas Moens & Altea Nuñez
Costume design by Ria Van Looveren
Claroscuro's main duet has been performed at :
- XX Gala del Dia Internacional de la Danza in Spain
- Carcassonne Dance Gala Performance in France
- Gala 'Clásicos en Danza' with Compañía Nacional de Danza in Spain
-Gala de solistas de la Compañia Nacional de Danza in Segovia,Spain
Video work by Sam Asaert & editing by Anja Coenen