Scala is a choreography by Krisztina de Châtel in which five dancers relate to a 4.5 meter high staircase that starts wide and narrows towards the top. De Châtel designed the stairs for The Third Space, part of Dutch Dance Festival in 2018.
In Scala, the stairs also rotate and thus symbolize this unstable world. In their search for solid ground under their feet, the dancers sometimes have to show themselves combative, but they also find mutual support.
“It is wonderful how De Châtel works with opposites: man-machine, light-dark, sensitive-hard. The stairs are like weapons of war, once it has been set in motion there is no stopping it.” (Trouw)
Choreographer | Krisztina De Chatel
Composition | J. S. Bach, Han Otten
Performers | Marina Bilterijst, Alina Fejzo, Alice Gioria, Martina Orlandi, Federica Panariello, Julia Dritti (stagiare)
Stairs Concept | Krisztina de Chatel
Realisation Stairs | Marq Claessens, Florain Verheijen
Scenography | Theun Mosk
Costumes | Min Li
Repetitor | Francesca Monti, Dries Van der Post
Light design | Bernie van Velzen
Photos | Sjoerd Derine, Joris Jan Bos
Production | De Chatel Sur Place (Amsterdam)