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Passione in Due


Emio Greco | Pieter C Scholten

The power of vulnerability with Bach's St. Matthew Passion as a guideline.
Bach's Passion, rethought from the individual point of view, from the idea that there's one thing that concerns every individual and the whole world at once.

In the dialogue with Bach's St. Matthew Passion, adapted and performed live by composer and all-round musician Franck Krawczyk, a teeming dance concert unfolds between two men and between dance and music. Driven by seven necessities and seven different tempos, Emio Greco turns his body inside-out, transforming from a neighing stallion into an ignorant clown, from a stripper into a vulnerable Christ-figure. Accompanied by the firm sounds of the piano and the melancholic timbres of the accordion, suffering, sensuality, self-sacrifice and self-reflection are revealed in the body of a single dancer.



"The truth of Passione in Due is that of a threefold hereafter: of dance, of music and of the theatre.The result was a poetic art form, full of grace and accessible to anyone.” – Pierre Gervasoni (Le Monde, April 14, 2012)

"The show is a sincere dialogue between dance and music. That the presentation has been established in dialogue is palpable: Greco and Krawczyk complement and challenge each other. The interaction between the two leads to comical scenes. Krawczyk does not hesitate to use also his body and Greco regularly crawls behind the piano […] Passione in Due is a true successor of the dance concert In Visione (Holland Festival 2008), a previous production in which both artists have been immersed in the St. Matthew Passion." – Moos van den Broek (, April 4, 2012)

“Franck Krawczyk, the young contemporary master of transcription (...) has found the right tone." – Pierre Gervasoni (Le Monde, April 14, 2012)

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