In 1896, Edvard Grieg composed two pieces for the piano called “Nordiske Melodier”. With his composition of the “Nordic Wise”, Grieg referred to folkloric Nordic melodies. What could be a contemporary Nordic melody or a Nordic wise today? The Choreography “Nordic Wise” from Sebastian Matthias searches for an answer to this question and operates with three contemporary Skandinavian composers: Nordheim, Rehnqvist, and Tüür. The choreographic system is based on different qualities of movement and becomes involved with the musical structures and aesthetics of its preceding generation. This represents the foundation for the choreography with music from the Swedish composer Jesper Nordin.
Alma Bellaagh Johansson, Nathan Cornwell, Andre Luiz Costa, Simon Kranz, Ayako Nomura
Stage and costume
Sebastian Matthias and Thomas Haack
06.05.2011 Theater Vorpommern