La Noche Eterna (De eeuwige nacht)
Black Pencil & Samir Calixto
The game between light and dark in nature has always fascinated people. It is an example of our desire to understand the world around us and the laws to which it is subject. The mystery that surrounds the night and its expression in music and movement is one of the pillars of the performance LA NOCHE ETERNA (The Eternal Night).
It is this sound of the eternal night that has brought together choreographer Samir Calixto and the prestigious Ensemble Black Pencil, uniting their forces in the desire to create a performance based on existing compositions (which unite pieces from the baroque and contemporary repertoire) and a new choreography. Together, they will create an intricate fabric of images that makes our archetypal relationship to the dark side of nature tangible.
A physically intense and profound performance - characteristic of Calixto's oeuvre - enhanced by the musical richness and artistic uniqueness of the Ensemble, LA NOCHE ETERNA promises to be a dialogue with the unknown: not from a mere desire to bring light into the darkness, but as an exercise of acceptance of the night as part of our existence.
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‘The great thing about the Spanish title of Calixto’s work is that it can refer to an ultimate dream or an ultimate nightmare.’
The spectator is left with a deep sense of satisfaction: the endless night has done its wholesome work.’
CONCEPT, CHOREOGRAPHY, LIGHT, DECOR AND COSTUME DESIGN
Ensemble Black Pencil - Jorge Isaac (blokfluit), Matthijs Koene (panfluit), Esra Pehlivanli (altviool), Marko Kassl (accordeon) & Enric Monfort (slagwerk)
Quentin Roger & Erika Poletto
LA NOCHE ETERNA is a coproduction of Matter Affects, Ensemble Black Pencil, Zwolse theaters, Schouwburg De Lawei and Scenario Pubblico. Realised with support from Prins Bernhard Cultuurfonds, Gemeente Zwolle and Fonds voor de Podiumkunsten