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KRAANERG

Kraanerg 1Performed and filmed at the Sydney Opera House in 1988, Kraanerg is about 80 minutes of ceaseless invention on stage from Graeme Murphy, with an intense and entrancing music score by Iannis Xenakis conducted by Roger Woodward, superbly realised by Sydney Dance Company’s 20 dancers. The title, Kraanerg, is a composite of two Greek words: “kraan,” meaning to perfect, to accomplish; and “erg,” signifying energy. The production design was conceived to reflect the architectural structure of the music. Dance critics unequivocally praised Kraanerg for its daring staging and dynamic choreography.

Choreographer’s Note

More about the Music

Featured Video: Kraanerg Promo (previous page)

  • Kraanerg - Janet Vernon (photo ©Branco Gaica)
  • Kraanerg - Lael Evans in a fluid trio (photo video ©Philippe Charluet)
  • Kraanerg - Janet Vernon (photo ©Branco Gaica)
  • Kraanerg - Jan Pinkerton (photo @Branco Gaica)
  • Kraanerg's Rehearsal - Kim Walker lifting Janet Vernon (photo ©Branco Gaica)
  • Kraanerg - Stefan Karlsson & Jan Pinkerton (photo @James Pozarik)
  • Kraanerg - Title with video photos (@Stella Motion Pictures)
  • Kraanerg – Paul Mercurio with Andrea Toy (photo ©Branco Gaica)
  • Kraanerg's Fluidity (Photo ©Philippe Charluet)
  • Kraanerg - Lea Francis with Kim Walker (photo ©Branco Gaica)
  • Kraanerg - Glen Murray with Jan Pinkerton (photo ©Branco Gaica)

Choreography
GRAEME MURPHY

Creative Associate
JANET VERNON

Music
IANNIS XENAKIS

Music Director/ Conductor
ROGER WOODWARD

Design
GEORGE FREEDMAN

Costume Design
JENNIFER IRWIN

Lighting Design
JOHN DRUMMOND MONTGOMERY

Sound Design
ROLF GEHLHAAR

The Dancers
JANET VERNON
KIM WALKER
PAUL MERCURIO
ANDREA TOY
NINA VERETENNIKOVA
STEFAN KARLSSON
DARREN SPOTWART
JAN PINKERTON
DAVID PRUDHAM
FRANÇOISE PHILIPBERT
GLEN MURRAY
VICTORIA TAYLOR
MICHAEL HENNESSY
TONIA KELLY
ADRIAN BATCHELOR
LEA FRANCIS
DALE PENGELLY
LAEL EVANS
SUSAN LARAGHY
TODD WILLARD

Dance Master
BILL PENGELLY

The Musicians
TOR FROMYHR - Violin (Leader)
DAVID SAFFIR - Violin
KATHERINE ROUTLEY - Violin
MICHAEL O'DEA - Violin
MIRKA ROZMUS - Violin
MALCOM COLE - Violin
GRAHAM JACUPS - Viola
VALMAI COGGINS - Viola
JULIA RYDER - Cello
MARC BONETTI - Cello
JENNY PENNO - Bass
LLOYD SWANTON - Bass
LAURA CHRISLETT - Piccolo
LINDA WALSH - Oboe
ROSLYN DUNLOP - Eb Clarinet
PETER JENKIN - Contrabass Clarinet
LINDA PEARSON - Contrabassoon
DARRYL POULSEN - Horn
GABRIELLE WEBSTER - Horn
MARTIN MONCRIEFF - Trumpet
JEFF SEGAL - Trumpet
JAMES GREENING - Trombone
TREVOR JONES - Trombone

Orchestra Coordinator
TRISH LUDGATE

Orchestra Manager
JOHN MILLER

VIDEO

Outside Broadcast Facilities
TRAM BROADCAST
(Crew list not available)

Post-Production Facilities
BROADCOM AUSTRALIA
STELLA MOTION PICTURES

Video Producer/ Director/ Editor
PHILIPPE CHARLUET