The work is divided into 6 sections. Each section starts with a solo piano mixed with the sound of life breathing, different lengths and themes, depending on the section. The main sections are played by 6 cellos and sometimes piano.
* First Breath (life breath)
* Out of Breath (breathless)
* Crying Breath (weeping)
* In the Same Breath (simultaneous)
* Under One’s Breath (whipser)
* Last Breath
“Seeing Ezio conduct ‘First Breath’, ‘Crying Breath’ and ‘Under One’s Breath’ is the most beautiful and engaging pieces of dance I have ever seen….if you imagine the cellos being the lungs and Ezio making them breathe for the first time. He took my breath away.” Rafael Bonachela
19 March – 10 April 2010
Sydney Festival, Parramatta Park
21 January 2011
Sydney Festival, International Regatta Centre Penrith
23 January 2011
‘The curtain-raiser, for six cellos and a piano, is a real beauty. 6 Breaths is an artfully abstract journey through the cycle of life but based upon breathing. Thoughtful, refined and musical…’ – The London Times
“The collaboration between Spanish-born choreographer Rafael Bonachela and eminent Italian composer and double bass maestro Ezio Bosso is a match made in heaven.” – The Stage, London.
“Rarely can music and movement have been so perfectly combined.” – The Stage, London