In the durational performance “Hark!”, where the audience members themselves decide how long they choose to dwell, baroque music takes centre stage. Folkwang graduates Luísa Saraiva & Gökçe Oğultekin have created a sound experience that enables audiences to immerse themselves in the music: we hear what we see and see what we hear. Together with musicians Peter Rubel and Nathan Bontrager, they build a bridge between singing bodies and the audience. The singing leaves traces in the space, traces of sonorous bodies. “Hark! – Listen!” The baroque works “Hail! Bright Cecilia” by Henry Purcell and “Libretto” by Nicholas Brady aid this quest for an acoustic body that hears, receives, reverberates and echoes.
Artistic direction: Luísa Saraiva, Senem Gökçe Oğultekin Performance: Luísa Saraiva, Nathan Bontrager, Peter Rubel, Senem Gökçe Oğultekin Musical direction: Nathan Bontrager, Peter Rubel Stage: Carlos Azeredo Mesquita Light design: Ladislav Zajac Voice training: Marie Richter, Linda Berg Production management: Alexandra Schmidt
Thanks to: Jan Burckhardt, Joséphine Evrard, Tilman O'Donnell, Benjamin van Bebber Produktion Luísa Saraiva, K3|Tanzplan Hamburg
Co-production Teatro Municipal do Porto Funded by NRW Landesbüro Freie Darstellende Künste, Kunststiftung NRW, Hamburgische Kulturstiftung and Stadt Essen Supported by PACT Zollverein