A Monteverdi Project - Futurity Trilogy Episode 2


A DANCE / THEATRE PERFORMANCE by Saar Magal BASED ON MUSIC by Claudio Monteverdi

A production of STAATSOPER UNTER DEN LINDEN

Premiered at the APOLLOSAAL, STAATSOPER UNTER DEN LINDEN, November 2018


Staatsoper Unter Den Linden website links:

https://www.staatsoper-berlin.de/en/veranstaltungen/a-monteverdi-project.2770/

https://blog.staatsoper-berlin.de/liebe-als-kriegschauplatz-im-gespraech-mit-saar-magal/
 

In a variety of aesthetic and scientific formats, the Israeli director and choreographer Saar Magal addresses love, eroticism and human relationships, exploring their potential developments in a future shaped by the influence of new technologies, post-humanism and the Anthropocene era. In the Anthropocene, human history converges with geological and biological processes as humanity becomes a significant factor influencing the earth and its own physical alteration. How can this convergence be assimilated by bodily subjects? How can it be conveyed artistically so that it gets under our individual and collective skin? How can the prospect of our own transformation be translated into the present, into the texture of lived experience?
By observing and grappling with images of pairs of lovers from history, in this dance and theatre performance Magal raises the question of how old myths and narratives shape our mental picture of the future. In this context, the late works of Claudio Monteverdi (1567-1643) become a major source of inspiration – as an expression of archetypal perspectives on love, desire and human nature, which have continued to influence our aesthetic perception to this day.

Concept, Directing & Choreography  Saar Magal 
Musical Director  Haggai Cohen-Milo 
Music & Composition  Haggai Cohen-Milo, Mateo Lugo, James Shipp 
Set Design  Irina Mafli, Sylvia Rieger
Costumes Irina Mafli, Christin Haschke
Light Design Georgi Krüger
Video Installation  Pascal Jeker
Assistant Choreographer & Rehearsal Manager Niv Marinberg
Dramaturgy Roman Reeger, Jana Beckmann
   
   
Singers Hanna Herfurtner, Olivia Stahn (Sopran),
Amélie Saadia (Mezzo Soprano), Benjamin Popson (Tenor), Philipp Mayer (Bass) 
Dancers

Adaya Berkovich, Sadagyul Mamedova,
Gili Govermann, Olivia Lecomte, Erick Odriozola, 
Ichiro Sugae, Juan José Tirado, Sebastian Zuber

   
   
Production Manager Kaja Wiedamann  
Director's Assistant Dirk Girschik
Set and Props Assistant  Elif Norris 
Production Assistant Judith Kubeile
Technical Director Linda Günther
   
   
Production Photographer Efrat Mazor
Production Filmaker  Lucy Martens



A production of STAATSOPER UNTER DEN LINDEN
Premiered at the APOLLOSAAL, STAATSOPER UNTER DEN LINDEN, November 2018