L’Anatomie de la Sensation
This second collaboration with McGregor draws on the spatial themes of Chroma,
but passes them through new filters — the artist Francis Bacon’s ‘Blood on Pavement’ and a piece of music inspired by the painting, ‘Blood on the Floor’, composed by Mark-Anthony Turnage. Intervention on a massive scale renders the stage a triptych. Two pivoting vertical elements provide the means both to manipulate perspective and to frame spatial environments of shifting magnitude and intimacy. As with Chroma, this base canvas is susceptible to transformation through the application of light. Screens of fabric scrim used in one of the ballet’s eight sections develop the theme of manipulated perspectives,
blurring the dancers’ bodies into a suggestive semblance of brushstrokes.