- Performance art
- interactive installation
Pierrot Lunaire is one of the most important music theater works ever.
Pierrot Lunaire 2.0 is a unique solo performance, in an interactive installation.
Projected images react to the movements of the performer, in a distinctly theatrical staging.
Thus the relationship between Pierrot and the Moon is shaped, and the performer becomes a magician controlling the image with gestures.
Schönberg’s Pierrot Lunaire is considered a turning point in the development of modern music in the 20th century; a classic in the modern repertoire.
The piece is still challenging in its ambiguity; between speech and song, comedy and tragedy, irony and hysteria, mystery and banality, tradition and avant-garde, romanticism and enlightenment. Despite its apparent complexity, however, it breathes especially the world of cabaret, and is a prototype for contemporary performance art.
Pierrot Lunaire 2.0 is a special solo adaptation, in an accessible form, aimed at a wide audience. It can be performed at almost any location.
After the show the installation is open for the audience to play with.
Performed by: Ekaterina Levental
Direction, visual- and interaction design: Chris Koolmees
Poems: Otto Erich Hartleben (1864-1905)
Composed by: Arnold Schönberg (1874-1951)
Thanks to: Nomad Ensemble, Tokyo
Duration: 40 min.
About the artists
Chris Koolmeesconcept, regie, vormgeving, interactie