Video "Im Sonnengold" - Please click on the image to view the video!
Choreography: Saskia Kloke, to be found on the CD „Im Gedankenlicht“.
ALL things give token of thee!
As soon as the bright sun is shining,
Thou too wilt follow, I trust.
When in the garden thou walk'st,
Thou then art the rose of all roses,
Lily of lilies as well.
When thou dost move in the dance,
'Then each constellation moves also;
With thee and round thee they move.
Night! oh, what bliss were the night!
For then thou o'ershadow'st the lustre,
Dazzling and fair, of the moon.
Dazzling and beauteous art thou,
And flowers, and moon, and the planets
Homage pay, Sun, but to thee.
Sun! to me also be thou
Creator of days bright and glorious;
Life and Eternity this!
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
I have often witnessed a sunset. But one evening the sun stood on the horizon like a big golden ball. This sunset surpassed all the sunsets I had ever seen. Speechless amazement seized me and I was overwhelmed by so much beauty.
I have roughly the same feelings when I dance "Im Sonnengold" to the beautiful Andante Veneziano played by Rondo Veneziano).
To the sun
More beautiful than the remarkable moon and her noble light,
More beautiful than the stars, the famous medals of the night,
More beautiful than the fiery entrance a comet makes,
And called to a part far more splendid than any other planet's
Because daily your life and my life depend on it, is the sun.
Without the sun even art takes the veil again,
You cease to appear to me, and the sea and the sand,
Lashed by shadows, take refuge under my eyelids.
Beautiful light, that keeps us warm, preserves us, marvellously makes sure
That I see again and that I see you again!
Nothing more beautiful under the sun than to be under the sun . . .