The Company

Calderiana

Calderiana is based on the modern and abstract; multidimensional, perfectly balanced, avant-garde sculptures and plates of Alexander Calder.  “To me,” Calder wrote, “the most important thing in composition is disparity.”  The catalogue, from the exhibit at the Nasher Museum, states that “Calder’s objects presented an aesthetic of weightlessness, a sculpture of lightness and fragility.  As opposed to the stubborn immobility of sculpture, eternally static and unchanging, Calder’s work embraced motion, a series of objects opened up by contingency and chance.”  To me, as the choreographer, the weightlessness and lightness, fragility and flatness, suspension and mobility of Calder’s work are what fascinate us today.  —Timour Bourtasenkov