Richard Siegal / Ballet of Difference am Schauspiel Köln
New Ocean Sea Cycle: Pinakothek Ed. 1/14 – Baffin
The choreographer Richard Siegal from the United States works on hybrid forms with his company Ballet of Difference, based at Schauspiel Köln and with myriad roots in Munich. The forms not only contain elements of different art disciplines, they also are reciprocally saturated with aesthetic and natural scientific perspectives. In his work "New Ocean," for instance, Siegal integrates a sculptural approach of dancing bodies together with ecological issues involving global warming into a mathematical system of choreography. For the museum Pinakothek der Moderne Richard Siegal is working on a choreographic form that allows the bodies of the dancers to actively engage in a dialogue with the architecture and the sculpture "HOWL."
The film by director Benedict Mirow that was recorded during this year's dance festival will already be available on Sunday at 8 p.m. on https://newoceanseacycle.com. The website was created for the world premiere by Richard Siegal / Ballet of Difference. There the performance will be embedded into the poltical and social discourses out of which it emerged.