Extremely Pedestrian Chorales
Karl Jay-Lewin & Matteo Fargion
Presented by Agile Arts
Extremely Pedestrian Chorales is a collaborative performance project by Karl Jay-Lewin and Matteo Fargion presenting the commonplace experience of the pedestrian as an act of beauty, meaning and gentle comedy.
Within the 36 short dances, simple movements are rhythmically and spatially structured by translations of JS Bach’s famous Chorales – a series of simple choral harmonies originally written to make the singing of hymns accessible to the masses. Within the strict structure of the scores, personality and subtle relationships between the dancers can shine through. The performers casually introduce their scores to audiences as they arrive for the show.
‘clever, funny, and thought-provoking’ ★★★★★ The Herald
‘… perfectly capturing the rhythmic power and grandeur of the mighty JS Bach in all his exhilarating glory’ ★★★★ The Scotsman
‘… Well, that was extraordinary!’ ★★★★ Scotsgay Arts
‘ … a Dadaist riposte to Strictly Come Dancing… ‘ The Guardian
This performance is funded in entirety by the Creative Scotland Touring Fund for Theatre & Dance