Silent Cries - jiri Kylian
Music : Claude Debussy - prélude a l’Apres-midi d’un Faune
Dancer: Sabine Kupferberg
Many people have to undergo difficult trials in their attempts to discover and accept themselves in accordance with the nature of their beings. Finding a reason for our existence, and finding a suitable surrounding in which this process should take place, leads us often along lonely, deserted paths.
Silent Cries is an elementary choreographic study of an introspective nature. It portrays in a stylised and dissected manner this process of self-recognition and acceptance.
The music, only ten minutes long, was written in two years of great inspiration and struggle. It became a very rare merging of an immaculate knowledge of a craftsman, and an unreachable dream of a poet. Its beauty is the driving force, which will always make us stretch our arms and run towards it, in a hopeless and eternal trance. It takes the listener from one dreamscape to another, without ever letting him become part of it.
photography: Hans Gerritsen
as seen: Het Muziektheater, Amsterdam 30 november 1986