A movement piece revealing the intimacy, love, grief and devastation experienced in the relationship between the Austrian poet Ingeborg Bachmann and the Romanian-Jewish Poet Paul Celan, as expressed through their poetry and letters.
Ingeborg Bachmann’ s voice speaks to the urgency of the human heart in fear of losing itself and to the self that knows the way: "In the hollow of my muteness lay a word”. In a new art form of dynamic spatial movement, visible and sculpted sound, the music of Hans Werner - Henze and the poetry of Ingeborg Bachmann will be brought to life by eurythmy in a rare performance of the Austrian poet, feminist icon and literary pop star. Bachmann’s romantic life was as turbulent and intense as her passion for experiencing life to its fullest revelation. She was intimately befriended with the German composer Hans Werner - Henze who moved to Italy as a cultural refugee where he carried out a vast body of compositions and operas to which Bachmann wrote the libretti. His music is both challenging and inviting and is lifted up in eurythmy in a visceral and intriguing new way.
2017 - In The Trees I No Longer See Any Trees Solo eurythmy program to poetry by Ingeborg Bachmann and music by Hanz Werner- Henze and improvisations by Dan Russell - The Phoenix Collective , Willoughby Arts Biennale, The Concourse, Chatswood; Harmony Centre Mittagong
2016 - Prelude Opus 28. No. 15, Raindrop Prelude - Chopin; Larghetto D Major- Händel - Pianist Wolfgang Devine, Rudolf Steiner School, Bowral
2016 - Compilations - with Lisa Devine - All the true vowels, Sweet Darkness - David White; Cassandra Dante Gabriel Rossetti; Prelude Opus 28. No. 15, Raindrop Prelude - Chopin; Larghetto D Major- Händel - Living Arts Centre, Adelaide
2016 - Forgive Them When They Know What They Do, The Hand That Feeds - Kimberley Hammerton, The Christian Community, Balmain
2015 - The Angel of Wrath, a Russian tale – Thief. Director Brian Cusack - Karralyka Centre, Melbourne, Living Art Centre, Adelaide
2015 - Into The Grief Ben Pierpoint Cassandra Dante Gabriel Rossetti; Prelude Opus 28. No. 15, Raindrop Prelude - Chopin, Harmony Centre, Mittagong
2015 - Sydney Eurythmy Company Ensemble work to music by Bach, Chopin, Keats, Messiaen - Karralyka Centre, Melbourne, Living Arts Centre, Adelaide
2014 - Sydney Eurythmy Company Ensemble work to music by Messiaen, Cowell, Bach, Sachs, Keats, e e cummings and Leunig - The Living Arts Centre, Adelaide, Gleneaon Rudolf Steiner School, Sydney