Music : Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
Choreography : Heinz Spoerli

Solo dancers : Galina Mikhaylova, Sarah-Jane Brodbeck, Juliette Brunner, Samantha Mednick, She Yun kim, Melanie Borel
Vahe Martirosyan, Filipe Portugal, Arman Grigoryan, Olaf Kollmannsperger

Zurich Ballet

Orchestra La Scintilla
Conductor : Marc Minkowski

BAC089 / Ballet recorded at the Zurich Opernhaus

The starting point and destination of Heinz Spoerli’s new ballet is the “Magnificat” by Johann Sebastian Bach.

From the beginning of the “Allemande mouvement” of the “Partita in A minor for solo flute” through the joy of living of “Brandenburg Concerto No. 3 in G major”, this is the the question of faith, which sparked Heinz Spoerli’s interest in this piece.

Heinz Spoerli intensifies the wealth of expanded emotions here, by inserting the two arias from the cantatas «Wo soll ich fliehen hin» (“Where shall I flee”) and «Ich habe genug» (“I have enough”).

This is an important aspect for Heinz Spoerli in his discourse with the text of the “Magnificat”, in which his deep respect for all religions, or rather every faith, for him is not about the worship of a certain creator-figure, but more about the conditions and prerequisites of this for the expression of a profound devoutness, which also involves rejection, exlusion, uncertainty and separation.

Images coming out of the silence and returning back to it, which Heinz Spoerli would like his audience to take with them, images which create individual stories and references.

The Orchestra La Scintilla is conducted by Marc Minkoswki.

  • Director: Andy Sommer
  • Length: 73 min - Image: Coolor, 16/9, NTSC
  • Audio: PCM Stereo, Dolby Digital 5.1
  • Zones: All Zones - 1 disc(s) - Release date: