Passion. Nostalgia. Sadness. Fury. But also love and happiness. Most of all - melancholy. Words that all describe the depth and beauty of the music of Astor Piazzolla. Anu Sistonen has been deeply inspired by the music of Piazzolla and has tightly entwined all aspects into “LIFE”. It resembles clearly the rollercoaster of emotions and expresses the feelings of a person living in a foreign country. Subconsciously longing to the place where she comes from. Why is she here? What did she leave behind? What is there to explore? Why this eternal longing?
In close co-operation with the quintet “Aconcagua” Anu has been able to release her feelings into a free flow. Relationships, feelings, age, time - life overall - is mirrored through one persons eyes. How does she see it? How does it impact her? How does she feel that? How does she express that? Why is there this eternal longing? The multitude of deep and intensive emotions and contrasts – passion, love, sadness, fury, tragedy, melancholy. The sudden moves and changes from passionate desperation and fierceness to overwhelming tenderness. Dance interprets the depth and the beauty of the music of Astor Piazzolla into a story full of motion and emotion. The connection between the two is so strong and visible that it can nearly be touched. A true rollercoaster of emotions.
The subject is very close to Anu as Argentina and Luxembourg can be very closely compared to each other. Both are countries which have attracted lots of immigrants of all levels of the society. The mix of people, backgrounds, cultures, ways of life – all this together creates simply a unique atmosphere which can be felt and sensed anywhere and anytime. A subject very personal and close to heart.
Coproduction: Théâtre d’Esch, TROIS C-L
Support: Fondation Indépendance
("Anu Sistonen signe une chorégraphie à la fois intime et universelle" - Luxemburger Wort '10)