Schauspiel

Luft

A musical Ode to Breath by Anja Herden

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26. November 2022

Schauspielhaus


ca. 1 Stunde 30 Minuten, keine Pause

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Regie und Konzeption Anja Herden
Musikalische Leitung Christian Decker, Lutz Krajenski
Kostüme Annabelle Gotha
Choreografie Michèle Stéphanie Seydoux
Dramaturgie Johanna Vater


Linda Melcher,


Schlagwerk Kristof Hinz

Description

Do you remember your first breath? When you left your mother’s protective womb to dive into all the incalculable and at times apparently insurmountable challenges of a life?
Probably not. No one remembers. Not the first scream, not the source of all being.
But perhaps we should remember. Remember that air is necessary to launch us into a life full to bursting. Just a little bit. One breath. No frightened gasping. No frantic panting. No, a deep breathing in, just “to be”.
“Just-to-be-there”, to oppose the big and the tiny fears governing our daily lives. Taking a breath and raising a song together, against everything that chokes us. Spreading our wings and diving into everything that music has to offer: from Wagner to AC/DC, from Peter Alexander to Billie Eilish. Breathe deeply and become airborne for a moment, to let yourself go.
Anja Herden has been a member of Schauspiel Hannover’s acting company since 2019. She has been working as a guest lecturer at the Thomas Bernhard Institute at the Mozarteum University in Salzburg since 2020, where she has also been staging plays. Luft is her first work as a director at Schauspiel Hannover. Christian Decker studied double bass and electric bass at music academies in Hanover and Hamburg and works as a freelance studio and stage musician. He was musical director for All das Schöne at Schauspiel Hannover.

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