Razzle-dazzle and death: Pere Faure's Rèquiem Nocturn. Photo © Alfred Mauve

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Pere Faura: Rèquiem Nocturn

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Razzle-dazzle and death: Pere Faure’s Rèquiem Nocturn. Photo © Alfred Mauve

Pere Faura’s extravagant tribute to Bob Fosse mixes mortality with showbiz and mundane life

 

‘It’s showtime, folks!’ says Joe Gideon in Bob Fosse’s film All That Jazz (1979). Catalan choreographer Pere Faura had planned his farewell to dance as a tribute to Fosse’s artistic universe, but the Covid-19 outbreak brought another layer to the work: death. The result, Rèquiem Nocturn, feels like three or even more shows in one two-hour extravaganza glitzed up by playful text, brilliant video projections, live music by Telemann Rec, and Faura’s sharp wit. ‘Lord, have mercy’,‘We want a job,…

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