Erlkonig image - Thomas Körtvélyessy / Reàl Dance Company
Erlkönig / collage by Elie Nassar, Thomas Körtvélyessy, incl. photo by Eltjo Felix de Graaf and artwork by C. Ebrecht and M. Seeberger, used with kind permission

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Studio presentations:
21 februari 2020, De Studio Rotterdam
22 februari 2020, SKVR, studio 3.2 Rotterdam

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In Erlkönig, choreographer / dancer Thomas Körtvélyessy brings Franz Schubert's musical piece written on the words of Johann Wolfgang von Goethe back to life. Two passionate dancers, one young, one old, dance a duet about life and death, security, fear, desire and loss. Several modern dance forms merge with the intensity of Japanese Butoh. What are the Erlkönig’s motives? What role is there for the father? And what is his child trying to tell us? In a flash of time, a disruptive fever dream unravels which at times goes beyond social rules and norms.

Choreography: Thomas Körtvélyessy / Reàl Dance Company i.s.m. the dancers
Dance: Thomas Körtvélyessy, Elie Nassar
Assistant choreography, repetitor: Eltjo Felix de Graaf
Music: Der Erlkönig; Franz Schubert | Jessye Norman - Soprano, Dalton Baldwin - Piano, 1995
Thanks to: SKVR, De Studio Rotterdam, Dansateliers, Paul Sixta, Lody Meijer

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                          Kortvelyessy Thomas Körtvélyessy works as a dancer, maker and teacher in Rotterdam and beyond. After his studies at the Rotterdam Dance Academy (now codarts), the School for New Dance Development, Amsterdam and the EDDC, Arnhem, he worked closely with Elaine Summers, one of the founders of the experimental Judson Dance Theater in New York and the developer of the somatic movement technique Kinetic Awareness®. Since 1996, Körtvélyessy has been working under the name of Reàl Dance Company on various dance projects and performances. His work focuses on the perception of dance and the investigation and analysis of existing dance traditions and languages. His most recent work is machines d'♂tendresses (2019), a concert of short dances, about vulnerability and male homosexual desire and the current work-in-progress Erlkönig.
E Nassar Elie Nassar is a Lebanese artist based in the Netherlands. His pluridisciplinary background in dance, science, and literature has given him tools for a poetically scientific approach to movement that he currently develops through his choreographic work. He worked on projects as maker and performer in Lebanon, France and the Netherlands. Since February 2019, Elie has been collaborating with the French/Russian artist Nadia Larina on making a duet premiering at the Marche de L'été festival in april 2020 with the support of the conservatoire of Bordeaux, the CND and the Ménagerie de verre in Paris. After the piece machines d'♂tendresses in 2019, Erlkönig is the second collaboration project between Nassar and Thomas Körtvélyessy Reàl Dance Company.
Eltjo Felix
                          de Graaf Eltjo Felix de Graaf is a movement artist based in Amsterdam. He started studying dance at the Dutch National Ballet School in Amsterdam but was looking for a more liberated form of dance, therefore he started at Artez Bachelor of Dance, where he graduated in 2019. He is involved in projects with Thomas Körtvélyessy /Real Dance Company’ in Rotterdam and started to work with Fernando Oliviera (ANT) in the BACHproject. Eltjo is also studying to become a Certified Teacher of Kinetic Awareness®, because he is interested in creating spaces where people can feel safe enough to live at ease in relationship with their surroundings.

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