Zonzo Compagnie conquers the world with intriguing performances about the work of fascinating musicians and composers. Earlier on, the music of John Cage, Miles Davis and Luciano Berio were unpacked and tackled, now it's Johann Sebastian Bach's turn.
Bach is a monument. A wizard of sound and melody, a genius stringing together staggering fugues, preludes, chorals and partitas and who, 250 years after his death, still tops the charts.
In 3ACH, two violinists take you on a trip through Bach's world. Together they weave Bach's melodies past unparalleled harmonies. They are in the middle of a video decor inhabited by a wonderous children's world. Together they explore what many believe to be the most beautiful music ever written.
Two violins, two video screens: this is all Zonzo Compagnie needs to create pure musical wonder.
(De Standaard ****)
Bach's music is intertwined with that of Piet-Jan van Rossum, one of the most inspiring composers of the Netherlands, who made his own interpretation of Bach's oeuvre, and with the fascinating images of Ine Van Baelen and Stijn Grupping, known from the upcoming young company Post Uit Hessdalen. The direction and set design is in the hands of Wouter Van Looy, artistic director of Zonzo Compagnie, who recently got several 5 star reviews for his direction of Earth Diver (Ruhrtriennale / Muziektheater Transparant) and Die Zauberflöte (Luzerner Theater).
Nominated for the YAM awards 2017
WOUTER VAN LOOY direction & set JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH & PIET-JAN VAN ROSSUM music INE VAN BAELEN & STIJN GRUPPING video JOHANNA TRUDZINSKI costumes CAECILIA THUNISSEN musical dramaturgy PIETER NYS technical design
Played by 2 violinists: Cynthia Freivogel, Ryuko Reid, Lucia Giraudo, Sara Decorso, Lidewij Vandervoort, Madoka Nakamaru or Sara DeCorso
Actors & actresses film: Brent Simons, Joshua Tassin, Victor Van Looy, Julian Cuevas, Lou Van De Noortgate, Morris Van De Noortgate, Luisa Noviello, Astor Noviello, Tiana Yalina Oliveira & Cassie Alcendor
A production by Zonzo Compagnie in coproduction with BIG BANG Festival, Concertgebouw Brugge, BOZAR and Oorkaan. With the support of the Creative Europe Programme of the European Union, Flanders, the Province of Antwerp and Fonds Podiumkunsten.