Prepared play by ear


Prepared play by ear is a performance with an intense physical engagement and a strong plastic quality. Mat Voorter dances to the Sonatas and Interludes for Prepared Piano by John Cage, performed by 20th century American repertory specialist Daan Vandewalle. A prepared piano is a piano altered by objects placed between its strings, effectively metamorphosed into a veritable percussion ensemble at the hands of a single performer. Voorter’s body is similarly “prepared,” with a costume consisting of diverse materials. Constrained, but also perhaps “augmented”, he undergoes multiple transformations to engage in the most unusual dialogue with Cage’s music.

Concept Thomas Hauert
Choreography, costume & set design Thomas Hauert and Mat Voorter
Dance Mat Voorter
Prepared Piano Daan Vandewalle
Music Sonatas and Interludes for Prepared Piano by John Cage (1946-48)
Light design Jan Van Gijsel
Production ZOO/Thomas Hauert
Coproduction Concertgebouw Brugge (BE) / Charleroi Danses (BE)

16 February 2011
Concertgebouw Bruges (BE)
9 April 2011