Bound & Absolute Zero

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Bound & Absolute Zero

Catalogue No:

101815
(101 815)

Discs:

1

Release date:

28th April 2008

Barcode:

0807280181593

Medium:

DVD Video

Format:

NTSC

Region:

all
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Bound & Absolute Zero

Two Choreographies by Saburo Teshigawara


Absolute Zero is one of the best known choreographies of Saburo Teshigawara. It explores the situation of complete stillness, when things can‘t move, because it is minus 273 degrees. Yet in dance and life there can‘t be complete stillness. Absolute Zero is the fi lming of the heartpiece of the two hour long stage version. With consequent purism the piece was adapted for the camera. The stage design is geometric: horizontal, vertical - never diagonal. Teshigawara is standing still for a considerable time. His arm lifts almost unnoticable. He seems boneless. To the minimalistic pianomusic of the Caucasian Mystic Georges I. Gurdjieff and Thomas de Hartmann, Teshigawara and his partner Kei Miyata develop their inner speed. Everything is flowing.

Bound is a parable on the laws of art, based on Ilse Aichinger’s short story Der Gefesselte. A man wakes up. He is bound. The bonds leave him room to move. He performs in a circus. A woman tries to match his movements in the bonds; she fails to seduce him. The bound man fi nds a wolf in the forest. In his bonds he is equivalent to the wolf. He brings him to the circus. They perform in the circus. The woman cuts the bonds. The wolf almost kills the man. The woman shoots the wolf. The man goes away.


Saburo Teshigawara (The Bounded), Corinna Harfouch (The Woman), Jose-Maria Tirado Nevado (The Wolf) & Ilse Aichinger (Narrator)

The Fitzwilliam String Quartet

Recording Date: 2002
Running Time: 124 min
Picture Format: 16:9
Sound Format: PCM Stereo

Language: D, GB
Menu Languages NTSC: GB
Subtitle Languages NTSC: D, F, GB, JP, SP

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