Stories for Astor

Stories for Astor

Hommage to Astor Piazzolla with contemporary music, dance and light art.

The Duo Segotal premiered in February 2022 four new compositions by Daniel Tamayo (Salon 101), Dariya Maminova (Langsam und Schön), Elnaz Seyedi (Nebenweg) and Moritz Preisler (Konturen), based on historical tango pieces (Bordel 1900, Café 1930, Nightclub 1960 and Concert d´aujourd´hui) by Piazzolla himself. While the „Historie du Tango“ traditionally is played on a violin and a guitar, electronically music was added to the contemporary parts. The defragmented and transformed presentation was complemented by the two contemporary dancers Lenah Flaig and Mohamed Ben Salah, as well as the Light Art Artists Jacqueline Hen and Manuel Ahnemüller.

The space was transformed by and with the audience during the performance. In the beginning the musicians were placed in a semi-transparent chamber, that invited the viewer to explore the space, become part of the setting and experience concepts like voyeurism and exposition. Over the time, the space was transformed by the dancers and the light settings, as the four historical and contemporary pieces were played in alternation.
Performance SEP 2022
09.09.2022, 18.00 h | 20.30 h
Orangerie Theater 
Volksgartenstraße 25, 50677 Köln
Performance FEB 2022
12.02.2022, 18.00 h
13.02.2022, 20.00 h
Tanzfaktur Köln
Siegburger Straße 233 W, 50679 Köln-Deutz
Music
Duo Segotal
Ségolène de Beaufond (violine) and
Tal Botvinik (guitar)
Composition
Astor Piazolla
Daniel Tamayo
Dariya Maminova
Elnaz Seyedi and
Moritz Preisler
Contemporary Dance
Lenah Flaig and
Mohamed Ben Salah
Light Art and Stage Production
Jacqueline Hen and
Manuel Ahnemüller
Concept
Ségolène de Beaufond
Funded
Ministerium für Kultur und Wissenschaft des Landes NRW
Kunststiftung NRW 
Kulturamt der Stadt Köln
Photography
Manuel Ahnemüller and
Oliver Stroemer
Stories for Astor – Performance Bordel 1990
Stories for Astor – Voyeurism
Stories for Astor – Voyeurism
Stories for Astor – Performance and Music
Foto: Oliver Stroemer
Stories for Astor – Performance
Stories for Astor – Performance
Foto: Oliver Stroemer
Stories for Astor – Performance with Mirror
Foto: Oliver Stroemer
Stories for Astor – Performance with Mirror, close up
Foto: Oliver Stroemer
Stories for Astor – Mirror
Foto: Oliver Stroemer
Stories for Astor – Light Art Mirror
Stories for Astor – Performance
Imprint + DSGVO
© 03.2022 Manuel Ahnemüller