MOUVOIR / Orchestre Les Siècles / Asasello Quartett

Bilderschlachten / Batailles d’Images
Big Stage
Tänzer in orangenem Anzug in bunter, futuristischer Umgebung.

Excessive, vulgar, power-hungry! This, the most current production by choreographer Stephanie Thiersch and composer Brigitta Muntendorf for eight dancers, string quartet and orchestra, focuses on one question: What happens when questions for proportion, for “how much” and “how little” cannot be answered any longer? When we lose orientation in familiar surroundings and start believing in taking creation in our own hands? In a genre-crossing collaboration, a ballet on the end of the world emerges, a “ballet noir”, riotously hunting throughout our cultural history. The monumental, the devouring as symbols for power and patriarchy encounter silent, soft and tender expressive attempts in this act of artistic rebellion.

Stephanie Thiersch and Brigitta Muntendorf want to instigate a thought process on the condition of permanent overload with “Bilderschlachten”. The starting point is an excellently composed collection of quotes by composer Bernd Alois Zimmermann, “Musique pour le souper du roi Ubu” from 1968, a musical danger room of excess, vulgarism and power massing that is due for deconstruction. The staging for 55 artists in all celebrated an overwhelming success at its premiere in Nîmes.

Accompanying Programme
Tue 24.09. discussion „It’s Your Turn!“ afterwards
Sat 28.09. open rehearsal „INVENTASY“ by MOUVOIR / Stephanie Thiersch


Choreography, Direction: Stephanie Thiersch; Musical Direction: Brigitta Muntendorf; Composition: Bernd Alois Zimmermann „Musique pour le souper du Roi Ubu“ (1968) / Brigitta Muntendorf „Sechs Stimmungen, Diktatoren zu versetzen“ (2018/19); Les Siècles Orchester, Conducter: Benjamin Shwartz; Asasello Quartett: Rostislav Kozhevnikov (1. Violine), Barbara Streil (2. Violine), Teemu Myöhänen (Cello), Justyna Śliwa (Viola); Light Design: Begoña Garcia Navas; Choreography, Performance: Fabien Almakiewicz, Neus Barcons, Alexis „Maca“ Fernández, Julien Ferranti, Gyung Moo Kim, Alexandra Naudet, Camille Revol, Joel Suárez Gómez; Choreographical Assistant: Marcela Ruíz Quintero; Costumes: Sita Messer; Costume Assistent: João Lamego; Outside Eye: Stawrula Panagiotaki, Fabrice Ramalignom; Management: Karolin Henze, Anna-Mareen Henke and Tanja Baran, Béla Bisom.