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SUMMA

2019

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Event in the past.
Maker Samir Calixto
Ensemble Cello Octet Amsterdam
Production Korzo
Duration 55 min

A performance about the longing for consolation and tranquility to music by Arvo Pärt

The iconic music of Arvo Pärt is a source of inspiration for many people because of its timeless and almost ethereal quality. The purity and freedom of his music touches on the longing for consolation and tranquility in times of confusion and unrest. The tranquility and silence in Pärt’s work are just as important as the musical notes. It is this ‘music of silence’ that brought together choreographer Samir Calixto and the Amsterdam Cello Octet to create Summa. Pärt called the Cello Octet ‘ein Goldstück’ and wrote compositions specially for them that now form the basis for Summa. With great concentration, eight ‘cellists and two dancers present a synthesis of the music and knowledge that is locked inside our bodies: a ‘summa’ of our human complexity.

Specially for Summa we created a beautiful videoseries that showcase the different aspects of the performance. Watch them here. 

Summa is a Korzo production and is financially supported by the City of The Hague, Fonds Podiumkunsten, Prins Bernard Cultuurfonds, VSB Fonds, Zabawas and M.A.O.C. Gravin van Bylandt Stichting.

Credits

Compositions
Arvo Pärt
Live music
Cello Octet Amsterdam
Choreography
Samir Calixto
Dancers
Quentin Roger en Camilla Montesi / Aimee Lagrange (originele cast Maria Chiara Mezzadri)
Light design
Pavla Béranova
Costumes
Min Li
Set design
Samir Calixto
Set
Pink Steenvoorden
Cellists
Esther Torrenga, Sanne van der Horst, Sanne Bijker, Geneviève Verhage, Marcus van den Munckhof, Claire Bleumer, Rares Mihailescu, René van Munster

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