Opera Lab Berlin & Ensemble Garage

Michael Höppner/ Brigitta Muntendorf: SONGS OF REBELLION (UA)


In SONGS OF REBELLION, composer Brigitta Muntendorf and stage director Michael Höppner, together with their »community of practice« formed from their respective ensembles, expose themselves to the individual and collective power of the protest song, staging its ambivalent relationship to forms of rebellion. The contradictory role of this songtype as a stimulant, as a cult, as a myth, as a gesture of resistance or as party music, oscillating between riot and conformity, makes it appear as immortal as it is vulnerable at the same time. SONGS OF REBELLION unfolds a space of interfaces between music, theatre and media, in which escapism and agitation, art and politics, music from the realms of pop and avant-garde, can be the fanfare as well as the lullaby of rebellion.

Composition: Brigitta Muntendorf | Stage Direction: Michael Höppner | Stage, Costumes, Construction of Masks: Jule Saworski | Video: Warped Type (Andreas Huck und Roland Nebe) | Sound Design: Maximilian Estudias | Technical Producer, Light: Lukas Becker

With: Carola Schaal Clarinet, Performance | Till Künkler Trombone, Performance | Louis Bona Viola, Performance | Malgorzata Walentynowicz, Synthesizer, Performance | Evdoxia Filippou, Percussion, Performance | Brigitta Muntendorf, Performance | Michael Höppner, Performance

Location: Ballhaus Ost, Pappelallee 15

Duration: ca. 90 Minuten

Fr 27.9., 19:30 Uhr
Sa 28.9., 17:00 Uhr

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A Production of BAM! – Berliner Festival für aktuelles Musiktheater, Ultima Oslo Contemporary Music Festival and Onassis Cultural Centre Athens. Supported by Kunststiftung NRW