Brigitta Muntendorf / Stephanie Thiersch
Sou Fujimoto


Archipelago

A Spectacle of Blending

Germany, Japan / Dance, Music, Architecture
Nature has become an artefact and people and plants have developed a provocative new association. After the end of the world as we know it, a neo-humanoid presence will appear and explore an archipelago of possibilities: invisible biological links and symbioses in which human reproduction is a thing of the past. Inspired by this vision, architecture, dance and music enter a new alliance. The sculpture by Japanese architect Sou Fujimoto is not only a stage, landscape and protective space, it is also a musical instrument whose sounds dancers and musicians elicit, share and develop together. The choreography by Stephanie Thiersch and music by Brigitta Muntendorf operate by blurring genres in search of understanding. We are all connected.

Brigitta Muntendorf is one of the most influential composers of contemporary music. She is the founder of Ensemble Garage and develops transdigital music theatre and installations.
 
The multi-award-winning choreographer, director and media artist Stephanie Thiersch is the artistic director of the interdisciplinary dance company MOUVOIR.
 
The architect Sou Fujimoto works from Tokyo and Paris on projects that seek an intrinsic connection to nature.
 
Due to Corona, the soloist choir from Norway cannot be present live as originally planned but will be integrated into the piece via audio and video recordings.

Brigitta Muntendorf, Stephanie Thiersch, Sou Fujimoto:
Archipelago
18.06.21, 19:30 - 21:00
Central, Große Bühne
First release
19.06.21, 19:30 - 21:00
Central, Große Bühne


The performance will be followed by an audience discussion.
20.06.21, 19:30 - 21:00
Central, Große Bühne
Credits
Artistic Direction, Choreography:
Stephanie Thiersch
Artistic Direction, Composition:
Brigitta Muntendorf
Architecture:
Sou Fujimoto
Dramaturgy:
Stawrula Panagiotaki, Juliane Votteler
Costumes:
Sita Messer, Lauren Steel
Lighting Design:
Begoña Garcia Navas
Sound Direction:
Sebastian Schottke
Live Electronics / Programming:
Maximiliano Estudies, Lucia Kilger
Video Design:
Warped Type
Rehearsal Director Choir:
Grete Pedersen
Choreographic Assistance:
Marcela Ruiz Quintero
Musical Assistance:
Nicolas Berge
Production Management:
Harriet Lesch & littlebit GbR
Production:
Sarah Heinrich
Technical Direction:
Gerhard Pichler, Begoña Garcia Navas
Technical Assistance:
Dimitar Evtimov
Stage Construction:
Studio Hamburg
Instrument Making:
Thomas Meixner
Audiosystem:
Simon Klumpp
Follow Spot:
Abderrahim Achahboun, Alessandra Blum
Production Assistant Theater der Welt:
Margareta Bartelmeß, Rosalie Becher
With:
MOUVOIR: Fabien Almakiewicz, Neus Barcons Roca, Julien Ferranti, Kelvin Kilonzo, Gyung Moo Kim, Margaux Marielle-Tréhoüart, Alexandra Naudet, Camille Revol, Joel Suárez Gómez, Malu Thiersch
Ensemble Garage & Guests: Carola Schaal (clarinet), Pablo Giw (trumpet), Till Künkler (trombone), Yuka Ohta (percussion), Jonathan Shapiro (percussion), Joss Turnbull (percussion), Isaac Espinoza Hidrobo (violin), Moritz Baerens (double bass)

Asasello Quartett: Rostislav Kozhevnikov (violin), Justyna Śliwa (viola), Teemu Myöhänen (cello)

Det Norske Solistkor – The Norwegian Soloists’ Choir: Silje Aker Johnsen, Ingeborg Dalheim, Mari Johanne Müller, Camilla Wiig Revholt (Soprano), Camilla Marie Bjørk Andreassen, Marianne Bye Granheim, Maria Dale Johannessen, Frøydis Fegran Kopperud (Alto), Håvard Gravdal, Paul Kirby, Øystein Stensheim, Markus Tähti Dunseth (Tenor), Timothy Ferguson, Hugo Herrman, Olle Holmgren, Peder Arnt Kløvrud (Bass)


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

Co-produced by: Theater der Welt Düsseldorf 2021, Ruhrtriennale 2020 and ULTIMA – Oslo Contemporary Music Festival

In cooperation with: tanzhaus nrw, Tanz im August / HAU Hebbel am Ufer, Berlin, d&b audiotechnik

Supported by Zentrum für Zeitgenössischen Tanz, Hochschule für Musik und Tanz Köln. Thanks to Goethe-Institut Villa Kamogawa (Kyoto)

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; RheinEnergieStiftung Kultur

MOUVOIR / Stephanie Thiersch is funded by Ministerium für Kultur und Wissenschaft des Landes Nordrhein-Westfalen and by 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.

All performances in the context of Theater der Welt Düsseldorf 2021 are funded by Ministerium für Kultur und Wissenschaft des Landes Nordrhein-Westfalen.