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A ballet noir (2019)

Our new production in 2019 reflects on voraciousness. What happens when the question of proportionality, how much and how little is left unanswered? What if we lose our orientation in a reference system of knownness and allow questioning the creative? In collaboration with the composer Brigitta Muntendorf, the Asasello Quartet and the renowned French orchestra Les Siècles and 8 dancers, a ballet is born for the end of the world, a ballet noir, wildly poaching in our cultural history. The monumental and devouring as a symbol of power and patriarchy is artistically intertwined with the attempt instead of the result, with quiet resistance and relinkage to nature.

Thiersch and Muntendorf want to provoke a reflection on the state of permanent overload with “Batailles d’Images/Picture battles”. The starting point is the excellently composed quotation collection of the German composer Bernd Alois Zimmermann “Musique pour le souper du roi Ubu” (1968), a musical danger zone of excess, vulgarity and the accumulation of power.

CAST

Choreography/Direction: Stephanie Thiersch
Musical Direction/Composition: Brigitta Muntendorf
Les Siècles Orchester/Conductor: Benjamin Shwartz
Asasello Quartett: Rostislav Kozhevnikov (1. Violin), Barbara Streil (2. Violin), Teemu Myöhänen (Cello), Justyna Śliwa (Viola)
Lightdesign: Begoña Garcia Navas
Choreography/Performance: Fabien Almakiewicz, Neus Barcons, Alexis ‚Maca’ Fernández, Julien Ferranti, Gyung Moo Kim, Alexandra Naudet, Camille Revol, Joel Suárez Gómez
Choreographic Assistance: Marcela Ruíz Quintero
Costume Design: Sita Messer
Outside Eye: Stawrula Panagiotaki, Fabrice Ramalignom
Photography: Martin Rottenkolber
Management: Tanja Baran, Béla Bisom
Production Management: Karolin Henze, Anna-Mareen Henke

CREDITS

In Coproduction:
Théâtre de Nîmes (F)
Beethovenfest Bonn
tanzhaus nrw Dusseldorf
ensemblenetzwerk Freihandelszone

In Cooperation with: Brigitta Muntendorf, the Asasello Quartet and the orchestra Les Siècles

Composition: Bernd-Alois Zimmermann „Musique pour le souper du Roi Ubu” (1968) / Brigitta Muntendorf “Six moods to stand kings up” (2018/19)

Funded by: the German Federal Cultural Foundation, Kunststiftung NRW, Ministerium für Kultur und Wissenschaft des Landes Nordrhein-Westfalen, RheinEnergieStiftung Kultur, Kulturamt der Stadt Köln

This project is part of the residency program schloss bröllin e.V., supported by Ministerium für Bildung, Wissenschaft und Kultur des Landes Mecklenburg-Vorpommern and Landkreis Vorpommern-Greifswald

Photography: Martin Rottenkolber