Direction: Christoph Marthaler, Stage Design: Anna Viebrock
Nov 19 (Fri) - 21 (Sun) 2010 (TBC), Tokyo Metropolitan Art Space, Theatre
Christoph Marthaler is one of the most outstanding ﬁgures in postdramatic theatre. In his unique settings, time seems extremely stretched, inscrutable gestures are repeated again and again, voices suddenly arise to sophisticated a-capella choral arrangements and spoken phrases are varied subtly many times. This comical, melancholic and miraculous music theatre portrays the nostalgia of a society in decline and incorporates a strong presentiment of the future, that turbo-capitalism will bring. The stage design by Anna Viebrock, who has been raising attention recently as a director at the National Opera of Paris as well, is also a must-see.
Production: Wiener Festwochen
Co-production: Napoli Teatro Festival Italia, Hellenic Festival, Athens, Festival d’Avignon,
Miedzynarodowy Festiwal Teatralny DIALOG-WROCLAW, Theater Chur, Festival/Tokyo