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Whereabouts Unknown

There is a line in my work, which always traces back to the 'whereabouts' of our existence. Dances of the Australian Aborigines or rhythms, rituals, masks of African people - the point of my interest is the same: It is the traces old civilisations have left. Artifacts, materials, traditions speak by themselves, show the way back into a living past. The attempt is to journey into their world to discover our world  - by trying to read the controversial messages of the conscious and unconscious, the visible and hidden, to uncover those above and those under the ground.

World premiere

1 juni 1993, AT&T Danstheater, Den Haag.


Jiří Kylián

Additional Credits

Arvo Pärt: Fratres für Streichorchester und Schlagzeug (1977/1991).
Anton Webern: Fünf Stücke für Orchester (1911/13), Opus posth.
Steve Reich: The Four Sections, part IV (1987)
Charles Ives: The Unanswered Question (1908)
Michael de Roo: Orignang (interludes) (1993)

Decor en licht:
Michael Simon

Joke Visser