FRI May 13 + SAT May 14 / 8 pm
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2020 marks the 100th birthday and 50th anniversary of the death of Paul Celan. He was one of the most significant poets of the German postwar era and was awarded the Bremer Literaturpreis in 1958. He grew up in Chernivtsi (Ukraine) and after 1945 faced the paradoxical task, as a German-speaking Jewish author, of reinventing his relationship to the ›language of the perpetrators.‹ In his poetry, commemoration of the dead is combined with existence in all its liveliness. Celan regarded the circus as a projection screen for utopias. ›Cirque Celan‹ balances differences and paradoxes, touches upon places and non-places of the poet, detects traces of anarchy and Dada with polyphone brass movements, and gives rise to associations with thoughts, commemoration and humanity. Newly composed chansons after poems by Celan, a montage of scenes and texts, refer to the concatenation of biography, oeuvre and contemporary history—to a poetics highly relevant to the present that grasps the poem as an antonym and a dialog offer.
SONG & PERFORMANCE Michael Meyer (Bremer Shakespeare Company)
PERFORMANCE Laura Solar, Valerie Usov (manibuspedibus)
PIANO Mireia Vendrell del Álamo (Ensemble New Babylon)
STAGING/EDITING Frank Bobran
COMPOSITION/MUSICAL DIRECTION Christoph Ogiermann
MUSIC/PRODUCTION Ensemble Lauter Blech: Gerd Anders (ss), Gaby Bolte (ts), Jens Carstensen (as), Wolf Freise (pos), Ursula Grzeschke (pos), Hellena Harttung (trp), Wolfgang Paul (trp), Christine Potschkat (ss/bars), Elka Pralle (ts), Brigitte Schulte-Hofkrüger (as), Christian Steuber (tba), Ulrike Stopfel (perc)
Funded by the Senator für Kultur Bremen, the Waldemar Koch Foundation and klangpol - Netzwerk Neue Musik Nordwest
Reservations by phone or email 0421 520 80 70 (Mon, Wed – Fri 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. or answering machine) or firstname.lastname@example.org. Pick up at the box office until 30 min before the performance starts. Tickets available online and at all Nordwest-Ticket ticket agencies. Box office open from 60 min before the start of the event. Online tickets +1 EURO fee.
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FRI May 13 8 PM
SAT May 14 8 PM
Joint price system 14 / 10 / 7 EURO, Bremen Pass/Kultursemesterticket 3 EURO. No further reductions. Online-Tickets plus 1 EURO fee.
The performance runs approx. 65 minutes without intermission. It is in german spoken language. The lighting situation in the audience is rather dark throughout the performance. There are sudden and loud music cues. The audience is seated. There are two wheelchair spaces that can be reserved based on availability or selected as a ticket category in the online store and at the box office. Detailed information about the accessibility of our venue can be found here. If you have any questions, please contact us at email@example.com or 0421 520 80 70.
Experiences of discrimination and suicide are addressed.
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