“Igor Stravinsky’s Rite of Spring with a difference: ballet director Tarek Assam and the Mexican video artist Ana Baer have created for the work a video installation: A barren nature landscape with bare trees and dark crows, river water, eerily beautiful music. Middle of a girl. She looks helpless. Looking for something, as if reflecting the jagged movements of their arms against their inner state. (…) Seven film stories are superimposed here, a challenge for the makers of the installation.” Charlotte Annika Wagner / Giessen Allgemeine Zeitun
commissioned by the stadttheater giessen and tanz compagnie giessen; directed by tarek assam and ana baer; choreography: tarek assam and david williams; dancers: tanz compagnie giessen; camera and editing: ana baer; produced by ana baer and tanz compagnie giessen; filmed in giessen, germany, january 2012.
crumb is the stand alone video dance version with original music from richard hall.
premiered march 2012 at the stadttheater giessen, germany accompanying the giessen’s philharmonic playing stravinsky’s le sacre du printemps. (the original version is 35 minutes long).
- 03/07/2013 with live music by mysterium improvisation group, evans auditorium, texas state university, san marcos, tx.
- 07/22/2013 festival internacional de danza contemporanea, centro clavijero, morelia, michoacan, mexico
- 09/27-28/2012 opening door, evans auditorium, texas state university san marcos, tx.