Kreutzer Sonata


What is the relationship between classical music and contemporary dance, regarding dramaturgy as well as choreography and interpretation? Beethoven’s piece is full of shifts of mood and dynamics, from dramatic tension to calm and back, and has given inspiration to many works of art.

Our Kreutzer sonata speaks without words about a part of our soul which is passionate, violent and sometimes destructive.

In our dance piece, the dramaturgy of the music meets the drama of human relations.

A man and a woman meet in a room… they both try to fulfill their own desires, to exorcise their fears, to endure their loneliness, to impose their rules, to dominate or even to annihilate the other…

Through conflict, reconciliation, love, hate, and nostalgia, the bodies of the dancers seek one another, entangled in a fatal game.

Concept / Choreography / Direction Machi Dimitriadou Lindahl

Music Ludwig van Beethoven, piano sonata no. 9 “Kreutzer”

Set / Costumes Elena Katsouri

Lighting Panagiotis Manousis

Dance / Co-creation Elena Hatzidaki, Loizos Constantinou

Music interpretation of 1995 Martha Argerich, piano and Gideon Kremer, violin

Production Asomates Dynameis 2011, with the support of the Cultural services of the Ministry of Education, Culture and Athletics of Cyprus

Performed at the 11th Dance Platform at the Rialto Theatre, in Limassol (the first movement under the title Duet) and later as a full night piece at the Pallas Theatre in Nicosia and at the ETHAL Theatre in Limassol.