In “Ars moriendi” CapriConnection and the Schola Cantorum Basiliensis grappled with the inability to grasp death. Now, in their current production “Ars vivendi,” they turn to the individual search for happiness in times in which self-fulfilment has long seemed more like running the gauntlet, directed by Anna-Sophie Mahler. A group of individuals, all of whom are stricken by burnout, look for refuge in a remote location, trying to finally get some peace of mind and to find the necessary orientation point in their identity crisis. In a nature that still exists merely as a surface on which to project unfulfilled longings, passions appear all the more intensely. Under the musical direction of Anthony Rooley, a young ensemble consisting of eight musicians brings to life madrigals from the early Italian Baroque, including compositions by Monteverdi, Orazio Vecchi, Carlo Gesualdo, and Luzzasco Luzzaschi.
Koproduktion: Kaserne Basel, Fachhochschule Nordwestschweiz / Schola Cantorum Basiliensis, Gessnerallee Zürich, HAU Hebbel am Ufer. Mit Unterstützung von Fachausschuss für Theater und Tanz beider Basel, Schweizer Kulturstiftung Pro Helvetia, GGG Basel, Ernst Göhner Stiftung, Migros Kulturprozent, Edith Maryon Stiftung, Maja Sacher Stiftung, Schweizerische Interpretenstiftung.