Stabat Mater / Pergolesi

 Over the last few years I’ve been creating work at de IJ-Salon, a music based initiative directed by Michael Gieler. I have been creating dance pieces to live music from diverse composers ranging from newly composed music to Bach. Earlier this year Michael asked me to direct a staged version of St.John Passion, working with the National Youth Choir, soloists and musicians, a staging with the body in relation to the music in the setting of a concert hall. This was the first time directing a large work without dancers at the core of the work.

Two years ago I created ‘Stabat Mater’ for the International Bach Festival, Gran Canaria with the IJ-Salon. Michael asked me to remount the piece for the Amsterdam season 2019. I decided after having come much further with staging and working with singers and in the context of a music hall to recreate the piece. The performance took place on September 28th at the Muziekgebouw aan t’IJ.

Dancers Erika Poletto, Sophie Vergeres, Frederik Kaijser ‘Stabat Mater’ Photography ©Juliette de Groot

Dancers Erika Poletto, Sophie Vergeres, Frederik Kaijser ‘Stabat Mater’ Photography ©Juliette de Groot




Choreography and direction: Peter Leung

Soprano: Tania Lorenzo

Mezzo soprano: Rosina Fabius

Dancers: Frederik Kaijser, Sophie Vergeres, Erika Poletto

First violin: Ursula Schoch, Jane Piper, Igor Pollet

Second violin: Elise Besemer, Marlene Dijkstra, Stefano Farulli

Viola: Saeko Oguma, Olfje van der Klein

Cello: Fred Edelen, Fabrizio Scilla

Double bass: Marta Fossas Mallorqui

Harpsichord: Christina Scott-Edelen

Dramaturg: Carel Alphenaar

Light design: Gé Wegman

Conductor: Michael Gieler

Costumes: Louise Flanagan (on loan from the Bayerisches Junior Ballett Munich)

©Juliette de Groot

©Juliette de Groot