Loving Losing Loving Living

  • 2012

  • Performance

The double evening SERENADE ME allows two different choreographic positions to enter into a tension. Both works find their starting point in highly emotional musical material and both deal with the reception of the musical pieces, with their stories, with memory and personal experiences. The musical material is classical and contemporary music in the form of songs that are about or assume love: from the serenade, the so-called serenade that one sings in honor of someone, to the songs of pop music, the material alludes to long European traditions of minnesong or ballads. Dance is closely related to this musical heritage and also has its own repertoire of expressing feelings of love. How do feelings and their stories emerge through songs, through music and through dance?

For LOVING LOSING LOVING LIVING, she has explored love songs in pop music and their collective as well as intimate power, creating a grueling compilation. Everything that is beautiful, Newport argues, also holds its opposite. Love hurts as much as it is beautiful.

Choreography Vivienne Newport
Music B. Streisand, The Rolling Stones, Gladys Knight and others
Dance Bryndis Brynjolfsdottir, Sabina Perry, Inma Rubio Thomas, Douglas Bateman, Michael Maurissens, Adam Ster
Dramaturgy Lucie Ortmann
Light Hartmut Litzinger
Production assistance Inga Marie Sponheuer
Cooperation Schauspiel Köln
Support Kunststiftung NRW, Ministry for Family, Children, Youth, Culture and Sport of the State of NRW, Cultural Office of the City of Cologne.

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