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4 Seasons 4 Elements
A danced concert: this is how the project was imagined by choreographer Juan Kruz Diaz de Garaio Esnaola, one of Sacha Waltz’s favourite dancers, with the virtuosos of the Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin orchestra. The programme includes two instrumental works of colourful exuberance: Les Éléments by French composer Jean-Féry Rebel – baroque big bang in which the melodic material arises gradually from chaotic noise – and Vivaldi’s Le Quattro Stagioni – musical fireworks which transform and combine the four elements according to the seasons. Set to movement, the musicians compose ephemeral, playful and poetic scenes as they perform, while Juan Kruz Diaz de Garaio Esnaola orchestrates and embodies the images in a flurry of dead leaves and snow. Since its creation in 2007, 4 Seasons 4 Elements has been universally acclaimed.
© Sebastian Bolesch