SOLI DEO GLORIA
Soli Deo Gloria
SOLI DEO GLORIA (in Latin) -‘Glory to God alone’- is the term used by J.S. Bach to sign most of his compositions, expressing the idea that the role of music was to serve as a stepping stone to the sublime. Observing the image of art as a threshold to the ‘beyond’, we link this idea to a utilitarian idea of art as being ‘useful’, art in the service of something. Questions about worship, addressing and ephemerality are unfolded as the encounter of the body with the clear, structured music, produces grounds for a constant negotiation between formality, linearity and a fragmented, incomplete body. It is a movement of contradictions, which realizes itself through this negotiation.
SOLI DEO GLORIA was commissioned by the Thüringer Bachwochen Festival 2013.
CONCEPT AND STAGE: Lee Méir and André Lewski / CHOREOGRAPHY: Lee Méir / DRAMATURGY: André Lewski / MUSICIANS: Avi Avital, Lonski & Classen / MUSIC: J. S. Bach, Lonski & Classen / PERFORMERS: Annegret Schalke, Maya Weinberg, André Lewski, Lee Méir / COSTUMES: Lee Méir / REHEARSAL ASSITANCE: Roni Katz / CO-PRODUCTION:Thüringer Bachwochen Festival, HZT-Berlin / SPECIAL THANKS: Sandra Noeth , Alain Franco, HZT-Berlin
19/1/2013 SCORES No6, On Addressing, Tanzquartier Wien
5-6/4/2013 Thüringer Bachwochen, Erfurt Theater
18-19/4/2013 In-Zucht Festival, Uferstudios, HZT-Berlin
© Lee Meir 2021. all rights reserved.
Photos by Désirée Meul