Loving Losing Loving Living

  • 2012

  • Performance

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

Vivienne Newport was a protagonist and collaborator of Pina Bausch for a long time and her works move in the field of dance theatre; scenes and spoken text take on an important role. For LOVING LOSING LOVING LIVING, she has explored pop music love songs and their collective as well as intimate power, creating a gruelling compilation. Everything that is beautiful, says Newport, also contains its opposite. Love hurts just 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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