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Picture: Donata Ettlin
Hamlet by Boris Nikitin
Picture: Donata Ettlin
Picture: Donata Ettlin
Hamlet by Boris Nikitin
Picture: Donata Ettlin
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Boris Nikitin

Hamlet

In a mix of experimental documentary performance and queer music theatre, the performer and electronic musician Julia*n Meding plays the part of a contemporary Hamlet, revolting against reality. Hamlet’s story is used as a way to reflect on identity, individuality, madness and reality. “Hamlet” as poetic revolt: raw, coarse, confrontational, antisocial, dazzling. With musical support from the Basel string quartet “Der musikalische Garten”.
Teaser “Hamlet"
approx. 1:30
Concept, Direction
Boris Nikitin
Performance
Julia*n Meding
String quartet
Der musikalische Garten
Design
Nadia Fistarol
Text
Boris Nikitin, Julia*n Meding
Surtitles
Dóra Kapusta
Songs
Uzrukki Schmidt
Music concept
Boris Nikitin, Uzrukki Schmidt, Matthias Meppelink, Der musikalische Garten
Video
Georg Lendorff, Elvira Isenring
Dramaturgy/Sound
Matthias Meppelink
Design assistance
Susanna Lombardo, Helene Hunziker
Technical Direction/Light
Benjamin Hauser
Production management
Annett Hardegen
Co-production: Kaserne Basel, Gessnerallee (Zurich), Théatre Vidy (Lausanne), Ringlokschuppen Ruhr (Mülheim an der Ruhr). Supported by: HAU Hebbel am Ufer, La Villette (Paris), Münchner Kammerspiele, Südpol (Luzern). Supported by: Fachausschuss Theater und Tanz BS/BL, Pro Helvetia, Ernst Göhner, Migros-Kulturprozent, Kunststiftung NRW.