|SOLO FOR TWO
Choreography: Mats Ek
Music: Arvo Part For Alina
(23 min duet or 8 min solo)
Originally, under the title of Smoke, this ballet was created for
the Swedish Television in 1996.
Solo for Two is a melancholy love duet to music by the Estonian
composer Arvo Part. The two characters, the man and the woman, are
each other's reflections.
"In the great duet solo for two the oversized wall and staircase
seems to symbolize the man's nursery fantasies mother/ lover - a
giant personality in the shape of the magnificent Talia Paz. She
changes his clothes, yet she needs him to nurse her too, Their passions
are big, painful and confusing. This has evolved into one of those
ballets that rips open the subconscious like lightning shattering
Talia Paz danced a magnificent three solos that transmit via movement
and music deep emotions
Solo For Two by Mats Ek, is a contradiction in terms in which the
other one is not there but has a perceivable noticeable presence,
same times disguised in a man's shoe abandoned on the floor, in
a melting letter , in a dance for two which executes alone.
IL Giornale Di Vicenza
By: Marita Dalla Via