On the occasion of the thirtieth anniversary we are pleased to revive Mies van der Rohe’s initial idea for the opening of the original Pavilion. He had wanted to put on a performance of expressionist dance: he was a friend of Mary Wigman’s, one of the major exponents of this genre. At that time, however, more classical tastes prevailed and his plan did not come to fruition.
Today, one of the leading lights in the contemporary dance panorama, Toni Mira, regards Mies’s buildings as the most ‘danceable’ that have ever existed. And he has focused his interest on these spaces throughout his successful career. He has organised dance workshops at the Pavilion (Dies de dansa 2004) and has used it as the space evoked in his work “Mies”, which we were able to see at the TNC. This time, at last, Toni Mira will offer us a choreography conceived for the Pavilion and performed at the Pavilion, in which he brings together his three major passions: dance, video projection and architecture.
1-06-2016 At 21:00h
Mies van de Rohe Pavilion