The ’dance concert’ OTTETTO (8 Swings for His Highness) is built around Octet, a 16-minute musical delicacy by Igor Stravinsky from 1923, a purely structural composition void of any narrative meanings, which the composer himself called “dry, cold and transparent, like an ’extra dry’ champagne”. OTTETTO by Iztok Kovač choreographically decomposes analyses and then reconstructs and visualises this exceptional musical work.
We created video projections (with mapping and live cam) and co-authored by the set design.
concept, choreography: Iztok Kovač
created and performed by EnKnapGroup
Luke Thomas Dunne, Ida Hellsten, Bence Mezei, Ana Štefanec, Tamás Tuza
music: Igor Stravinsky, Octet, 1923
conductor: Živa Ploj Peršuh
light design: Jaka Šimenc
set design: Jaka Šimenc, Komposter, Iztok Kovač