Johannesburg, South Africa, Newton
14 October 2004
London, U.K. Barbican, 16 & 18 June 2005 (Sontonga Quartet)
Zürich, Switzerland, Zürcher Theater Spektakel, 23-24 August 2005
Belgrade, Serbia & Montenegro, BELEF, 26 August 2005
Rome, Italy, Romaeuropa Festival
15-16 October 2005
Berlin, Germany, Guggenheim Museum
2 & 4 December 2005
Milan, Italy, Teatro Out Off
UpToDate, 2-6 May 2007
Brighton, UK, Sallis Benney Theatre
18 October 2007
Washington, USA, Kennedy Center
12 & 13 December 2007
WILLIAM KENTRIDGE JOURNEY TO THE MOON & NINE DRAWINGS FOR PROJECTION music by Philip Miller
South African artist William Kentridge has reached international success thanks to an extraordinary sequence of animated short films using his unique charcol erase technique. The films, which have been created between 1989 and 2003, have now been gathered for the first time in a single body of work on 35mm film.
9 Drawings For Projection form one of the most important bodies of work created by a South African artist, spanning South Africa’s transition from apartheid to democracy. In that setting, the artist tells the life of protagonist Soho Eckstein, a property developer in Johannesburg, and his romantic, insecure alter ego Felix Teitlebaum, “whose anxiety flooded half the house”.
The films are accompanied by Philip Miller’s original music, a new acoustical version of the existing soundtracks. On tour it is performed by an ensemble composed by piano, strings quartet, trumpet and the singe.
The evening is introduced by a delightful, dreamlike meditation in the artist’s studio on George Melies’ classic Journey to the Moon, which can be followed by a lecture of William Kentridge himself.
JOURNEY TO THE MOON & NINE DRAWINGS FOR PROJECTION
original music composed by Philip Miller
performed live by Vincenzo Pasquariello, piano
Tumelo Moloi, voice
Archimia Quartet Serafino Tedesi, violin
Vitaliano De Rossi, violin
Matteo Del Soldà, viola
Andrea Anzalone, cello
Massimo Marcer, trumpet
sound Danio Catanuto
produced by Art Logic, Johannesburg and Change Performing Arts, Milan