Unitxt, which premiered on June 25,2013 at Munich’s Prinzregenten Theater, sends 12 dancers on a 25-minute "tour de force".
The commission by the Bavarian State Ballet was the occasion for Richard Siegal to propose a collaboration with celebrity industrial designer, Konstantin Grcic. Elaborating on the functionality of the pointe shoe, the team of Siegal and Grcic imagined together other possible material interfaces with the dancer's body that could enhance human movement potential.
Along with the resulting "wearable objects", Unitxt is motored by the visceral bass-heavy pulse of Alva Noto's electronic music to present a vision of ultra-dynamic ballet.
Choreography, stage, light, video Richard Siegal
Music Carsten Nicolai
Industrial design and costumes Konstantin Grcic
25 June 2013 Bayerisches Staatsballett
"On the imaginary streets of Unitxt,
these men and women walk, run and dance together
and past each other, without ever colliding.
They are independent, modern, but not at all lonely people,
who use public space but also the club as in Metric Dozen as their catwalk. There they present themselves in the right light
and moment as strongly independent personalities,
tremendously beautiful and tremendously sexy."
Eva-Elisabeth Fischer, Süddeutsche Zeitung
"Twenty-five minutes of absolute choreographic sublimity.
What a remarkable piece of artistry.
The audience loved it and really didn’t want
to let any of them go, understandably.
It was simply stunning and intensely breathtaking to watch."
Alison Kent, Dance Europe