Music theatre »Whole Body Like Gone« in Berlin and Basel

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9. February 2018

Zafraan Ensemble presents the debut performance of »Whole Body Like Gone« by Evan Gardner, staged by Ulrike Schwab. The musical theatre takes place on 10 and 11 March, 6 and 7 October at Radialsystem Berlin and on 3 and 4 May 2018 at Gare du Nord Basel.

The music theatre »Whole Body Like Gone« invites to explore the desires and expectations of pop culture: how do the promises of the American Dream shape the culture of young individuals? How does pop culture influence the process of identity formation? Following the comic strip Little Orphan Annie, hits from 1924 and the performance artist Andy Kaufmann, »Whole Body Like Gone« explores how we are characterised by daily myths and how the identity is created in a reflected process. A musical chamber play about distinction and appropriation emerges, in which the musicians of the Zafraan Ensemble and the soprano Dénise Beck become autonomous actors. For further information and tickets please have a look here.

Dénise Beck (soprano), Zafraan Ensemble

Composition: Evan Gardner
Direction: Ulrike Schwab
Equipment: Cora Saller
Dramaturgy: Isabelle Kranabetter
Video: Martin Mallon
Artistic direction: Clemens Hund-Göschel

Saturday, 10 March 2018, 8 pm, World Premiere
Sunday 11 March 2018, 6 pm
Radialsystem V, Berlin

Thursday, 3 May 2018, 8 pm, Swiss Premiere
Friday, 4 May 2018, 8 pm
Gare du Nord, Basel

Saturday, 6 October 2018, 8 pm
Sunday, 7 October 2018, 6 pm
Radialsystem V, Berlin

A production by Zafraan Ensemble in cooperation with Radialsystem V and Gare du Nord Basel. Sponsored by Hauptstadtkulturfonds, Land Berlin, Fachausschuss Musik BS/BL and Gwärtler Stiftung.