Quartett

Premiére date20 May. 1999
Produced byRosas, tg STAN
CoproducersBIT Teatergarasjen
Based onQuartet by Heiner Müller
AudienceAdults
LanguageEnglish and Dutch
ExpressionsDance, Dance theatre, Theatre
Running period20 May. 1999  

About Quartett

Quartett is a production made by Rosas and tg STAN in collaboration. Quartett was written by Heiner Müller.

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    Rosas and tg STAN visited BIT Teatergarasjen with Quartett in 1999. In the performance program the following is written:

    "What is the most seductive: Beauty in combination with innocence or beauty in combination with evil? Those who know Heiner Müller's Quartett will most likely answer the latter, for rarely has sexuality in all its cruelty been described as elegantly and daring as it is here."

    In the spring program for 1999 BIT Teatergarasjen writes the following about Quartett:

    "In 1997 the idea for a collaborative effort between two of the leading Belgian companies within ballet and the art of acting arouse - Rosas and tg STAN. (...) Quartett is a play about the age of decline directly preceding the French revolution, written by the German writer and playwright Heiner Müller.

    Here we meet Valmont and Merteuil who are about to commit murder by poison. The two mix roles and betray each other. The material builds on European execution scenes from the 17th and 18th century. The production is a meeting with two of the most important directions within post-modern theatre."

    Heiner Müller's Quartett is called Quartet in English translation, but tg STAN and Rosas used the title Quartett also when performing the English-language version of the production. The production also exists in a Dutch-language version.

    Sources:

    Spring program 1999, BIT Teatergarasjen

    Performance program, 1999, BIT Teatergarasjen