commissioned by THE BALLET JUNIOR DE GENÈVE
From the most strident to the most delicate of bodies the dancers provide the public with a piece that, as the composer indicates in one of his studies: “No. 33 is one of my favorites but no one else seems to agree with me…” (Nancarrow).
Created for the students of the first year, the work is based on improvisation through sensations, communication in real time between the dancers conducted onstage and a written score of phrases and steps.
“Ioannis Mandafounis unties the figure of art, derived of the energetic “khiai,” dear to the Japanese Budo dancers, on a study of the contemporary composer Nancarrow, whose work is a survey of musical time. A reflection on tempo and rhythm, elaborated on the piano."
Bertrand Tappolet, Le Courrier, March 8 2013