The Well-Tempered Clavier


Fine5 Dance Theatres new performance "WTC" is based on J.S.Bach "The Well-Tempered Clavier"

(Book I), written in 1722 "for the profit and use of musical youth desirous of learning, and especially for the pastime of those already skilled in this study".
Musicians spend lot of time training their skills in a long learning process with many repetitions. So do the professional dancers. They work differently but at some level for both, musicians and dancers, these repetitive exercises become something more than just mechanical movements.
Choreographers Tiina Ollesk and Renee Nõmmik together with Fine5 dancers created a contemporary dance piece to search new ways of communication with Bachs timeless music, reflecting ideas and questions about training in contemporary dance, process of developing creative movement ideas in performance and new relationships between music and dance.
Albert Schweitzer wrote: “Nowhere so well as in The Well-Tempered Clavier are we made to realize that art was Bachs religion. Aesthetic elucidation of any kind must necessarily be superficial here. What so fascinates us in the work is not the form or the build of the piece, but the world-view that is mirrored in it.”
In „WTC“ Fine5 is creating kinesthetical experience to ask in what ways contemporary dance communicates with Bachs classical music today and what new layers and depths this surprising union can discover ?
Glenn Goulds recorded version of "WTC" is used in the performance.
Performances Oct .... Theatre STELLA /TLU main house

Fine5 team: Tiina Ollesk, Tatjana Romanova, Helen Reitsnik, Simo Kruusement, Endro Roosimäe, Renee Nõmmik
Music: J.S.Bach „WTC“
Time: Oct.18-21 2015 at 19.00
Place: Theatre Stella (Tallinn University, Narva road 25)
Supported by: Kultuurkapital