(Sweet) (Bitter)

June 12, 2016, 4 p.m.    |    Free entry. Limited seats available
Centre Pompidou - Forum -1

In connection with the exhibit "Un art pauvre" at the Centre Pompidou

In this solo, the choreographer takes on Monteverdi's Si Dolce è'l Tormento and 12 madrigals by Salvatore Sciarrino. Fragments of Monterverdi's poem of thwarted love are heard in almost 14 different versions. Proximity beyond centuries of vocal figuration, and beyond disciplines, (sweet) (bitter) reveals the fundamental relations between music and Thomas Hauert's choreographic research with dance. No, this is not reality. It can be performed in non-traditional spaces, but that is not the main idea of the solo.

(Sweet) (Bitter) © Filip Vanzieleghem

French Premiere
Thomas Hauert
Concept, Choreography and Interpretation
Bert Van Dijck Lighting
Chevalier-Masson Costumes


  • CLAUDIO MONTEVERDI Si dolce è'l tormento

A ZOO/Thomas Hauert production. A Charleroi Danses - Centre chorégraphique de la Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles, IRCAM/Les Spectacles vivants-Centre Pompidou coproduction. With the support of the Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles - Service de la danse, Pro Helvetia - Swiss Foundation for the Arts, Vlaamse Gemeenschapscommissie / Ein Kulturengagementdes Lotterie-Fonds des Kantons Solothurn/Wallonie-Bruxelles International and the SACD.

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(Sweet) (Bitter) - Trailer

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