Apocalyptica meets Wagner
Crossover spectacle with classical and rock music, dance, artistry, object theatre & multi-media-installation
World premiere: 5th July 2013, ARENA LEIPZIG
Opening of Festival MDR music summer 2013
Extra show: 6th July 2013
Idea/direction/choreography: Gregor Seyffert
With: Apocalyptica (Finland), Gregor Seyffert & Compagnie (D),
MDR Sinfonieorchester, MDR Rundfunkchor, Theater Titanick & Berlin Youth Ballet
Conductor: Kristjan Järvi
"For an event to have grandeur two things must come together: the great sensibility of those who accomplish it and the great sensibility of those who experience it."
22 May 2013 is the 200th anniversary of the birth of the composer Richard Wagner.
The Berlin choreographer, award-winning dancer and artistic director of the Berlin State School of Ballet Gregor Seyffert (best dancer in the world, winner of the German dance award) intends to stage an exceptional cross-genre spectacle with a combination of dance, artistry, object theatre, audiovisual media and a live concert that will enable audiences to experience the oeuvre of Richard Wagner.
The focus is not on individual works or dramas but on visual presentation of the unique life and work of Richard Wagner, presented on stage in this form for the very first time.
To stage the theme and Wagner's biography in a contemporary way, Gregor Seyffert wants to create new musical highlights by bringing today's popular rock music together with compositions by Richard Wagner.
A contemporary equivalent is created by the compositions of the Finnish cello-rock band Apocalyptica, which with its unmistakable sound provides a bridge to modern popular music. Both the influence of Wagner's musical legacy as well as the exemplary innovativeness which links Richard Wagner and Apocalyptica today will be made tangible.
A magical universe of mythical figures and acoustic worlds is created, which with the help of today's visual genres of circus, dance and media technology symbolise Wagner's pioneering role and the boundlessness of his creative work.
Mobile and moveable objects give the performance the same visual dimensions and force as the standards that Wagner's music itself set.
The Theater Titanick of Leipzig, which has already caused quite a stir particularly with large-scale installations for street theatre, has agreed to be the cooperation partner for the special installations.
“Imaginative, experience able extravagant theatre for all the senses in a specially designed panorama universe; better than cinema and experienced at first hand...”
A production of Kunst.Kraft.Werk Vockerode GmbH & Co. KG, Germany
Tickets from 35,-- € to 120,-- €
Tickethotline: +49(0)341.14 990 758