“Ex nihilo” by Georg Reischl (choreographer) , Christiaan Richter (music)


“Ex nihilo”, a piece for 25 dancers with 7 musicians and 1 conductor by Georg Reischl (choreography) / Christiaan Richter (music), is a great challenge as it brings together the voices of different artists and will find its final form in a live stage performance.


In the beginning of the process Reischl aims to get to know the dancers. He guides them through physical exercises that allowed them to practice coordination, focus, partnering, tempo, skill providing them with the opportunity to let them show who they are as people and artists. This gives the dancers the time to get to know each other and to find a platform to communicate and work with each other in an open and relaxed way.

Out of this rehearsal mode, Reischl creates the main combination which is the basis for the piece. The main combination, with its physical rules and laws, contains all the physical information of the piece.

Reischl  finds  great inspiration in the big bang theory and loosely integrated some of these principles into the working process.

“Everything is in motion at all times. It is in my interest to create a language that suits and challenges the dancers and allows me to create a piece to express my vision. I would like to create a basis for the dancers so that they can make clear decisions within the movement concept, not masking them with a character or story, but to give them the ground to find freedom in a physical world that I will create and form with them together in the studio. Next to soli, duos and quartets I will create a system for group-work that will demonstrate relationships, distance and spatial dependency.” Georg Reischl

After having found the movement material and structure of the piece Reischl relates the choreography to the musical score “Titania nanotubes for solar energy and catalysis” by Christiaan Richter: “Titania nanotubes for solar energy and catalysis is a development – not in the classical sense, but more like a process. Step by step, the music unfolds into different states. It evolves very gradually, and because of that the music sometimes seems to be almost static. Still, it does need both change and direction to hold course, and even a minimal change can have huge consequences.”  (Christiaan Richter)