Archipel

2020

A Spectacle of Blending

Stephanie Thiersch/Brigitta Muntendorf/Sou Fujimoto

MOUVOIR & Ensemble Garage

With: Asasello Quartett & Det Norske Solistkor / The Norwegian Soloists’ Choir

Architecture, dance and music enter an entirely new alliance as a sculpture created by the Japanese architect Sou Fujimoto is on the one hand a landscape on the other it is able to produce sound as a result of the cast dancing on it. The choreography by Stephanie Thiersch and the music by Brigitta Muntendorf generate a universe in which genres mingle and become blurred: Sound is produced by movement, by touch and space, by moods and silence. Music and dance are created simultaneously. We find ourselves on an archipelago of possibilities, searching for new forms of composition and communication: looking for understanding that goes beyond language and signs, further than expressions and gestures. It will be a journey towards a “togetherness”, embarking on a quest towards ancient and organic processes of understanding that challenge our powers of perception. We are all connected by links and playing, we are all searching for a different way of dealing with ourselves and with the world. The audience are also passengers on this journey.

Artistic Direction, Choreography: Stephanie Thiersch
Artistic Direction, Composition / Electronics: Brigitta Muntendorf
Architecture: Sou Fujimoto
Dramaturgy: Stawrula Panagiotaki, Juliane Votteler
Musical Direction: Mariano Chiacchiarini
Lighting design: Begoña Garcia Navas
Sound Direction: Sebastian Schottke
Live Electronics / Programming: Maximiliano Estudies
Costumes: Sita Messer, Lauren Steel
Choreographic Assistance: Marcela Ruíz Quintero, Viviana Escalé,
Production Management: Harriet Lesch, littlebit GbR
Production: Sarah Heinrich
Technical Direction: Gerhard Pichler
Stage Construction: Studio Hamburg

Ensemble Garage:
Nils Kohler, Clarinets
Carola Schaal, Clarinets
Pablo Giw, Trumpet
Till Künkler, Trombone
Małgorzata Walentynowicz, Synthesizer
Yuka Ohta, Percussion
Jonathan Shapiro, Percussion
Joss Turnbull, Percussion
Moritz Baerens, Double Bass

Asasello Quartet:
Rostislav Kozhevnikov, 1st Violin
Barbara Streil, 2nd Violin
Teemu Myöhänen, Cello
Justyna Śliwa, Viola

Det Norske Solistkor / The Norwegian Soloists’ Choir
Rehearsal Direction Choir: Yuval Weinberg

MOUVOIR:
Fabien Almakiewicz
Neus Barcons Roca
Alexis „Maca“ Fernández
Julien Ferranti
Kelvin Kilonzo
Gyung Moo Kim
Margaux Marielle-Tréhoüart
Alexandra Naudet
Camille Revol
Joel Suárez Gómez

Photography (Kritter, INVENTASY IV): Martin Rottenkolber / drafts sculpture: Sou Fujimoto Architects

Produced by Ensemble Garage e.V. and MOUVOIR e.V.

Co-produced by Ruhrtriennale and ULTIMA – Oslo Contemporary Music Festival

In cooperation with tanzhaus nrw

Supported by Zentrum für Zeitgenössischen Tanz, Hochschule für Musik und Tanz Köln and LOFFT Leipzig

Funded by BTHVN2020 – aus Mitteln der Beauftragten der Bundesregierung für Kultur und Medien des Landes Nordrhein-Westfalen, der Stadt Bonn und des Rhein-Sieg-Kreises, Kunststiftung NRW, RheinEnergie Stiftung Kultur

MOUVOIR / Stephanie Thiersch receives Exzellenzförderung des Ministerium für Kultur und Wissenschaft des Landes Nordrhein-Westfalen and Konzeptionsförderung des Kulturamt der Stadt Köln.

Ensemble Garage is funded by Ministerium für Kultur und Wissenschaft des Landes Nordrhein-Westfalen.

Det Norske Solistkor / The Norwegian Soloists’ Choir is funded by the Norwegian Ministry of Culture.

on Tour:

15.08.2020, 19.30 h
- CANCELLED -

Ruhrtriennale 2020, Kraftzentrale , Emscherstr. 71 , 47137 Duisburg, Deutschland
https://www.ruhrtriennale.de

16.08.2020, 19.30 h
- CANCELLED -

Ruhrtriennale 2020, Kraftzentrale , Emscherstr. 71 , 47137 Duisburg, Deutschland
https://www.ruhrtriennale.de

18.08.2020, 19.30 h
- CANCELLED -

Ruhrtriennale 2020, Kraftzentrale , Emscherstr. 71 , 47137 Duisburg, Deutschland
https://www.ruhrtriennale.de

09.09.2020
- CANCELLED -

Ultima - Oslo Contemporary Music Festival, Oslo, Norwegen
www.ultima.no

10.09.2020
- CANCELLED -

Ultima - Oslo Contemporary Music Festival, Oslo, Norwegen
www.ultima.no