Metric Dozen

Choreography Richard Siegal
Composer Lorenzo Bianchi Hosch
Lighting Design Gilles Gentner
Costumes Alexandra Bertaut

World Premiere
8 July 2014 Ballet National de Marseille

On stage
10 dancers
24 min


"Siegal, from whom one has seen so many great evenings
in Munich’s free scene raises the game when he works
with a big, classically trained ensemble.
Unitxt at the Bayerisches Staatsballet gave already a glimpse of the here even more refined techniques,
the gripping encounters, and the stupendous timing.
On overlong, legs in stockings and in silver black patinized shirts, only seemingly uniformed, the dancers here follow
very individual new ways into the future of dance."

Sabine Leucht, Süddeutsche Zeitung


" Once again the American choreographer
bets on swarm intelligence. 
His curiosity about communications processes
and social relations between people is unbroken.
Metric Dozen is a dance laden with energy
that seeks out the spectacle in order to undermine it. 
Siegal brazenly reaches into the pot of possibilities,
and manages, in the wake of his success with Unitxt
at the Bayerisches Staatsballet, 
to go even a step further."

Miriam Althammer,