Bach and "The Great Trust"
In "The Great Trust" (Hessisches Staatsbalett 2018) Jeroen challenged me to use the very famous Toccata in D-minor (BWV 565) by J.S. Bach as historical reference.
I choosed the sixteenth-figure (1.13 in the organ version) for "The Director and his Crew"and "Slowly going mad" and then the last six chords of the Toccata for "Finale - Again" .
Rachmaninoff and "Dancehall"
In "Dancehall" (Moscow Ballet Theatre 2019) the inspiration was Rachmaninov's "Trio élégiaque" where I used the opening chromatic descending bassline, representing the fight to survive and the sad part in this story...
Brouwer and "Paysage, Sodain, la Nuit"
In the collaborations with choreographer Pontus Lidberg we almost always end up with Schubert-references.
But in our latest stage creation (2019) with Acosta Danza, Cuba, we were inspired of Cuba's maestro Leo Brouwer's and his guitar quartet "Cuban Landscape with Rumba".
It took a playful way with a lot of synths plucking the strings....