Ellington‘s “The River” becomes a journey of the soul, in which totem animals meet characters from creation myths. All figures keep their individual language of movement. The resulting friction contributes to the appeal of the picture sequence.
Brookmeyer‘s three compositions show a small section of Fuchs‘ view on the “American Way of Life”. Miss Liberty, abusing her boys as cannon fodder in a large revue, is just as much part of the choreographer’s view of the US as the always forward-looking optimism of young Americans.
Choreography by Steffen Fuchs
Music: Duke Ellington and Robert Brookmeyer
Stage and costumes: Konstanze Grotkopp