The ensemble De Formule is a young and adventurous piano quintet that assembles special programmes on unusual locations, with a boundless love for music and teamwork. This makes De Formule an innovative group and their concerts an experience.
The talented musicians graduated recently and are at the beginning of a promising career. They are fully engaged in developing themselves in various ways, with chamber music forming an important cornerstone. De Formule not only plays piano quintets but also other possible ensembles, such as string quartet, piano trio, violin, viola and cello sonatas. This gives them an enormous repertoire and much variety during performances.
For the performance 'An overgrown path' the ensemble has teamed up with the Brazilian choreographer Samir Calixto. In this collaboration, the idea of melancholia in combination with outer and inner landscapes - so present in the musical works presented - serves as a base for the events on stage. A direct, sometimes abstract relationship to the music takes place, proposing a performance in which music and dance combined enhance the underlining subtleties in the compositions.
Samir Calixto (1978) was educated in dramatic art, dance and classical music at São Paulo University and the Music Academy of São Paulo City. In 2004 he made the crossing to Europe and decided to focus definitively on his dancing career. The cooperation with the musicians of De Formule is interesting because Calixto is not only a choreographer but also a trained musician. For that reason, Calixto knows like no other how to convert the music into timeless choreography and creates bridges between music and dance.
This performance is a coproduction of Festival Classique and Korzo and is part of the Kweekvijver (Breeding Ground) Coaching Programme. In this programme young talented makers are assisted in perfecting their professional practice by experienced artistic and commercial coaches.
A 50% discount applies to holders of an Ooievaarspas. One discount ticket can be ordered per pass number. Please note: the Ooievaarspas must be scanned before the start of the performance at the festival box office on Gevers Deynootplein.
All prices are exclusive of € 0.99 service charges per ticket and € 0.79 transaction charges for the use of iDEAL.
Laura Lunansky violin
Coraline Groen violin
Michiel Wittink viola
Rogier Tamminga cello
Rik Kuppen piano
Samir Calixto choreographer
Camilla Montesi dance