Programme

Josep Caballero García / Queerpraxis

Melancholía

PerformanceDance

English / 80 min.

Josep Caballero García’s first choreographic opera “Melancholía”, a HAU co-production, is a plea for getting rid of identity categories. García interrogates the concept of romantic relationships as passed down to us from Händel’s 1724 opera “Guilio Cesare in Egitto”, making the entire spectrum of human affects the basis for his piece about desiring bodies. The opera heroes and heroines of the Baroque, once sung by castrati and governed by power and eroticism, are for him a good test to reflect on the contradictions of western body constructs and to alter them on his own body.

Cast

Concept, choreography & performance: Josep Caballero García / Choreography & performance: Lea Martini, Sheena McGrandles, Enis Turan / Musical direction, composition & performance: Alexandra Holtsch / Music, vocals & performance: Hubert Wild / Poetry, composition & performance: Black Cracker / Dramaturgy: Anne Kersting / Set & costume: Christin Vahl / Sound: Florian Dröse / Light design: Marek Lamprecht / Internship: Anna Sophie von Mansberg / Production management: Lea Connert / Project management: Barbara Greiner / Press & public relations: Anita Goß

Dates

  • Past
    Thu 17.10.2019, 20:00 / HAU1
    Fri 18.10.2019, 20:00 / HAU1

Credits

Production: Queerpraxis GbR / Josep Caballero García with Kampnagel Hamburg and Theater Lüneburg. Co-production: HAU Hebbel am Ufer. Supported by: Fonds Doppelpass der Kulturstiftung des Bundes, Behörde für Kultur und Medien Hamburg.

Location

HAU1
Stresemannstr. 29, 10963 Berlin

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“Manifestos for Queer Futures”

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As part of the festival “The Present Is Not Enough – Performing Queer Histories and Futures”, HAU initiated an open call for artists based in Berlin, who were invited to submit proposals for their Manifestos for Queer Futures.