Duo d’Eden; Grosse Fugue

MM Contemporary Dance Company

Choreography by: Maguy Marin
Choreography re-mounted by: Dorothée Delabie
Music: Ludwig van Beethoven, Die Grosse Fuge, op.133
Live music performed by soloists of the Haydn Orchestra of Bolzano and Trento
Costumes: Chantal Cloupet
Lights: Alexandre Béneteaud
Performers: Emiliana Campo, Matilde Gherardi, Fabiana Lonardo, Alice Ruspaggiari
MM Contemporary Dance Company
Co-production: Reggio Parma Festival, Festival Bolzano Danza/Fondazione Haydn di
Bolzano and Trento
World premiere Compagnie Maguy Marin: 2001 – Espace Jean Poperen – Meyzieu
National premiere with MM Contemporary Dance Company: December 16, 2023 –
Ariosto Theater of Reggio Emilia – Reggio Parma Festival
National premiere with MM Contemporary Dance Company: July 2024 – Festival
Bolzano Dance

Four women and an extraordinary piece of music as Die Grosse Fugue: Maguy Marin’s personal
Maguy Marin’s reading of Ludwig van Beethoven’s work, considered a milestone
milestone in the relationship between classical music and contemporary dance, is based on a
constant, intimate dialogue between dance and music, on a deep connection between the two arts.
Made in 2001 for Maguy Marin, it will be given its national premiere again
for Reggio Parma Festival in the performance of four dancers from the MM
Contemporary Dance Company, accompanied by live music performed by the
soloists of the Haydn Orchestra of Bolzano and Trento, in the version for string quartet.
From the encounter between the four women and the music, a complexity takes shape between the
growing life force of the female being and the state of enthusiasm and despair of
this score. The dance becomes a euphoric explosion of energy, where the four
performers, dressed in red, in an almost frenzied alternation, jump, run, slump
slump, rise again in a vital and frenetic whirlwind. A metaphor for life that
becomes a whirlwind and exciting race against death, where the vertigo of the end
itself leads us to always want to run wildly out of breath, to live every
moment as if it were the last moment. An overwhelming and moving song, a
moment of pure emotion.