Trajal Harrell / Schauspielhaus Zürich Dance Ensemble

The Köln Concert

Generations of music fans count it among their favourites: The Köln Concert by US American jazz pianist Keith Jarrett. And the voice of Canadian singer-songwriter Joni Mitchell, who turns 80 this year in November, continues to be a celebration of emotions. Four of her songs, including My Old Man and Both Sides Now, serve as an introduction to Trajal Harrell’s sensitive dance piece The Köln Concert. Jarrett is “my composer” because “my work develops further through the encounter with his body of work”, the choreographer reveals. Harrell, who is originally from Douglas, Georgia – has been director of his own company at the Schauspielhaus Zürich since 2020. “Working on your own company takes time”, Harrell says. You need to “find out where you stand, your potential, and what your impact on the world might be”. The Köln Concert is the company’s first piece, allowing seven individuals to unfold their true greatness in front of the audience by way of dance inspired by Butoh and Voguing.

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