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Retrospect Easter Festival Tyrol 2014

On Easter Sunday, April 20th 2014, the 26th EASTER FESTIVAL TYROL concluded with standing ovations. The audience had the opportunity to experience a self-contained and diversified program, that spun around "spiel T räumen" - very open and associative motto.

Playing was, amongst others, Jazz legend Aki Takase together with dancer Yui Kawaguchi by building a city inside the piano; the renowned Quatuor Diotima modulated the room of the Salzlager in an unorthodox way with Schnebel's composition; the young violinist Sergey Malov performed Bach's Cello Suites with virtuosity and playfulness on the violoncello da spalla; the company Ultima Vez fascinated with Belgian chorepgrapher Wim Vandekeybus' racy and fulminant What the Body Does Not Remember, already a part of dance history.

Room could be experienced by the audience together with: Kairos Quartett in absoulte darkness with Georg Friedrich Haas' 3. Streichquartett; Boris Charmatz' and his polarizing choreography enfant, combining machines, dancers and children at the age of five to eleven in a dynamic cooperation; Olivier Dubois and his piece Élégie - set in semi-darkness between this world and the afterworld, between dreams and nightmares.

Like in a dream music was transformed into time by the great master of Dhrupad, Ritwik Sanyal; Galina Ustvolskaya's music, in the interpretation by Patricia Kopatchinskaja and Markus Hinterhäuser, lead through an evening of extreme emotions.

Some artists were telling us about beginnings and endings: Oswald Sallaberger's and Michael Schöch's concert (with pieces by Honegger, Schönberg and Schostakowitsch); Salomone Rossi's, also known as Mantovano Hebreo, music, performed by the young vocal ensemble Profeti della Quinta; C.P.E. Bach's St. Luke's Passion, glancing for the first time in over 230 years at the Marienkirche in Wattens, and G.F. Händel's early work La Resurrezione.

Thought-provoking impulses: critical reflections on late-capitalism and different perceptions came up at a breakfast with Ilija Trojanow. After the Tyrolean opening-night of Everyday Rebellion, an award-winning movie by the iranian Riahi-Brothers, there was a discussion about the positive influences of nonviolent resistance. .daneben - "warm-ups" that are one of a kind - gave insights into different aspects of art.

We thank all participating artists, the audience, our assistants and supporters and are looking forward to next year!