The translation of the adjective "transparent" combined with the observation of children’s emotional immediacy, their direct expression of feelings and needs, inspired the task of showing emotions without cover, so that the spectator can see each feeling and its nuance through the movement. The choreography translates every note and musical sound of Klavierstück IX by Karlheinz Stockhausen into gesture and movement as well as taking inspiration from the image and title of the artist Gerhard Göschel’s work durchsichtig.
The music and the dance work simultaneously, giving meaning to the moment in which they happen. In this way the dancer plays with the six basic emotions: joy, sadness, fear, anger, disgust and surprise. Within the play of contrasting emotions that the dancer experiences, there are implicit moments of "neutrality", those moments when the person is simply present without putting on any emotion, and this is the point where viewers can perceive the dancers’ transparency.
In Stockhausen's music there is a new look at tradition as well as a distinct attitude of rupture (influenced by Webern, Messiaen, Poulenc, Stravinski and Cage). The composer once said "that music is able to penetrate even the atoms of man, through the whole skin and the whole body, not only through the ears, and can make the body vibrate". From this idea the music comes in perfect contact with the movement. As a whole, Transparente invites the spectator to become aware of their own emotions and may activate the idea of an emotional regulation.
Concept / Choreography and Dance: Yeri Anarika
Piano: Max Renne
Music: Klavierstuck IX, Work No. 4 by Stockhausen
Costume: Yeri Anarika
Duration: 15 min