THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS
Choregraphy: Mathilde Van de Wiele
Music: Refrain 4, Amor dov'è la fe by The Dowland Project
Performed by: Het Internationaal Danstheater 2014
Original cast: Rossana Caldarera/ Francesca Peniguel, Jeroen Van Acker
Length: 9 minutes
“Love she said"
motionless staring at the sky,
where is the loyalty
the traitor has sworn?”
I started with the literal message of this song.
A woman struggles with feelings of sadness and love for her husband, like a mirror that ultimately every relationship is.
'Van de Wiele' puts a melancholic surrender, sensuality and tenderness between man and woman in her work inspired by Monteverdi's baroque 'Amor Dov' è la fe'. With shadowplay and convincing duets she makes the hearts of the audience beat faster.
by Charlotte Schultz, Theaterkrant 2014
In her duet “Through the looking glass”, Mathilde explores feelings of love and grief.
It is a strong piece with an excellent choice in light design and relevant metaphorical choreography. In the partnerwork a feeling of possible lack of trust and support come forward in a very subtle way.
by Isabel Braadbaart, Dansmagazine 2014
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