Philippe Kratz


September 22, 2021 21:00

Teatro Cantiere Florida di Firenze | IT

As part of the “Swans never die” project which at Fabbrica Europa also includes Swaën by Camilla Monga, Living like I know I’m gonna die by Collettivo MINE and L’Animale by Chiara Bersani.

The project invites some young artists to revisit in a contemporary way “The Dying Swan”, originally choreographed by Michel Fokine for Anna Pavlova in 1905.


“If I could imagine a way to remain permanently in transition, in the unknown, disconnected from the world, I would be able to remain in a state of permanent freedom “says Philippe Kratz, who starts from the concept of transition as a characteristic element of the flow of existence in his interpretation of the swan.
This transition takes shape in two bodies that meet by chance in the flow of their lives, both of them before leaving and wandering towards unknown directions, and after having improved each other’s life. Like swans that wander, meet and separate on the water.


Philippe Kratz is a German-born choreographer and dancer. At a young age he worked as a performer in Bühnenkunst, a project of the Suheyla Ferwer Tanztheater. He studied dance at the École supérieure de danse du Québec in Montreal and later at the Berlin’s State Ballet School. He joined the Xin Peng Wang’s Ballett Dortmund and in 2008. Thanks to the invitation of the director Cristina Bozzolini, he became part of Aterballetto in Reggio Emilia. He has received several international awards and in 2020 he was awarded as Choreographer of the year by the Danza&Danza magazine.


choreography: Philippe Kratz
performers: Antonio Tafuni and Nagga Baldina
original music: Borderline order
commissioned by Operaestate festival, Bassano del Grappa


[photo: Roberto Cinconze]











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