FLEUR-DE-LIS (2007) – 30 mins
Music: Heinrich von Biber
Inspired by a series of paintings by Caravaggio depicting the life of Christ, Fleur-de-lis is a meditative study on religious imagery often encountered in a secular context. This dance for three couples, set to violin sonatas of Biber, contrasts a militant uniformity with a deeply personal desire for individuality and intimacy.
“Týnek’s musicality was especially clear in Fleur-de-lis ...
evocative ... beautiful abstraction of religious imagery ...
dance with uncommon poetry” – The New York Times