Dance of the Sun
Geneva Camerata & Juan Kruz Díaz de Garaio Esnaola


Fri 1.11., 19.30 h

Staatstheater Darmstadt - Großes Haus

approx. 90 Minutes
German Premiere

A symphony orchestra that plays an entire concert by heart? And dances to it at the same time? The Geneva Camerata orchestra, celebrated throughout the world, is known for its daring and innovative concerts. In Dance of the Sun, the thirty-piece ensemble invites us on an exciting journey that begins in the light of music by Jean-Baptiste Lully, who was the house composer at the dancing King Louis XIV’s court and ends passionately with Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s symphony no. 40, one of his last compositions. Dance of the Sun completely redefines the experience of attending a concert. In a choreography by Juan Kruz Díaz de Garaio Esnaola, who is a decisive influence for Sasha Waltz & Guest’s work in Berlin, the musicians move while they are playing and create a humorous and deeply meaningful work in which dance and music meld into a synesthetic experience.

Choreography: Juan Kruz Díaz de Garaio Esnaola

Music: Jean-Baptiste Lully – Le Bourgeois Gentilhomme & Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart – Sinfonie Nr. 40 / Symphony No.40

Conductor: David Greilsammer

Orchestra & Performance: Geneva Camerata

Dance: Martí Corbera


Photos and Video: Kronos Pictures