During the first notes of Beethoven’s V. symphony, you can hear the hammer blows of fate. They could also be the song of the yellowhammer, the victory anthem of times of war, or…
As Tom Service wrote in the first line of his article in the Guardian: “And so, it begins”
During the first notes of Beethoven’s V. symphony, you can hear the hammer blows of fate. They could also be the song of the yellowhammer, the victory anthem of times of war or Cherubini’s chorale variation.
The first four notes of this piece by Beethoven were perceived, interpreted, and explained in several different ways. It is the most famous symphonic projection of how the major key’s radiant light triumphs over the manor key’s expressive darkness.
I wanted to do a choreography for this piece for years, but up until now its message was not clear to me. I’m not only referring to the world-famous 1st symphony but the other three lesser known but equally powerful symphonies as well.
This year we celebrated the 250th anniversary of Beethoven’s birthday and in the present day we are experiencing troublesome times similar to those the master experienced between 1804 and 1808 when he composed this piece. The motto of light triumphing over darkness is also what gives us hope today. This is what inspired me to express my faith in life through the work I created for GG Dance Eger.
Gioele Del Santo
Play masterTamás Topolánszky(Harangozó Award Winning Excellent Artist)
Lighting designSándor Oláh
Scenic designImre Engler | Zsolt Fodor
AssistantsDorottya Kelemen, Attila Emődi, María Kuhmichel, Sergio Villalba, Candela Rodríguez, Mauro Cacciatore, Lihuén Fiorotto