Some dance can be really thought provoking and that seems to have been the case with Tero Saarinen's "Morphed" - at least for Millicent Hodson and Kenneth Archer who recently caught up with the work at the Joyce in New York.
Author - Kenneth Archer and Millicent Hodson
Choreographer/graphic artist Millicent Hodson and art historian/scenic consultant Kenneth Archer restore lost twentieth century masterpieces of dance and design. Since 1987 they have researched and staged three ballets by Nijinsky, five by Balanchine and five by Börlin. They write books and articles about their work, exhibit their drawings and do lectures and workshops worldwide. Several films have been made about their repertoire, notably on Le Sacre du Printemps from 1913 and Le Chant du Rossignol from 1925.
On the web they can be found at www.hodsonarcher.com.
Millicent Hodson and Kenneth Archer first put their reconstruction of "The Rite of Spring" on Rio de Janeiro Ballet in 1995. This year they went back to put it on again - this is what happened...
Nijinsky's 'Jeux', like 'Rite', is in its centenary year - lesser known it may be but Archer & Hodson give fascinating detail on its creation and the thought that went into putting on, at UNCSA, their reconstructed version earlier this year.
On 24 May CCN Ballet de Lorraine of Nancy will premiere “La Création du Monde, 1923-2012” for the KVS Festival in Brussels. Our re-creation of the original Ballets Suédois production is the centrepiece for a new work by Congolese choreographer, Faustin Linyekula.