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Sing hallelujah: Schröder’s Lobgesang

in Dance/Stage
Mario Schröder's Lobgesang Leipzig Ballet Premiere, photo by Ida Zenna

What do Mendelssohn‘s Lobgesang and Poulenc‘s Figure Humanine have in common? According to choreographer Mario Schröder, it’s the promise of freedom. Composed nearly a century apart, some might say the connection is merely a religious one. Lobgesang was commissioned in celebration of the 400th anniversary of the invention of the Gutenberg Printing Press, which lead to the…

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Sequel for the future / a dance in 2043 / a dance in 2044

in Arts
Sonja Pregrad and Will Prager in Sequel for the future / a dance in 2043 / a dance in 2044 photo: damir

From the moment Sonja Pregrad and Willy Prager hit the stage at the Lofft last night they had me. While the piece followed the rules of modern choreography and used all the cliches we’d expect, somehow it was full of surprises. It was an inciteful and humorous look at what is happening in dance/art/performance, right…

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