• 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?

Georg Reischl's starting point for SERENADE is Tchaikovsky's "Serenade for Strings in C Major", a 30-minute piece of music from 1880 with which Tchaikovsky himself was, in his own words, "terribly in love". Reischl's choreographies are abstract and highly energetic. They create states that can be described as emotional spaces. Reischl's work combines experimental approaches with an idea of tradition and repertoire.

Choreography Georg Reischl
Music Tchaikovsky's "Serenade for Strings in C Major
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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