The Ocean is Closed by She She Pop & zeitkratzer
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She She Pop & zeitkratzer

The Ocean is Closed

Play – according to the cultural historian Johan Huizinga – is a free activity carried out within certain fixed boundaries in time and space according to voluntary, but necessarily binding rules. It has no goal outside itself and is accompanied by a feeling of excitement and joy. It creates social alliances that often surround themselves in a secret or set themselves off from the everyday world by means of disguise.
In “The Ocean is Closed” the music ensemble zeitkratzer and the performance collective She She Pop observe each other across the limits of their own disciplines. They look in fascination at their “exotic“ colleagues. Outside eyes and ears are interested in different things, ask the right wrong questions, misunderstand the agreements and breach basic laws.
She She Pop and zeitkratzer play a concert: secret, order and ocean. They celebrate music and play per se.
Current Performances
Fri 27.10.2017, 20:00 / HAU1
Sat 28.10.2017, 20:00 / HAU1
Sun 29.10.2017, 17:00 / HAU1
Mon 30.10.2017, 20:00 / HAU1
English and German
By and with
Sebastian Bark, Lisa Lucassen, Ilia Papatheodorou from She She Pop, as well as Biliana Voutchkova (violin), Nora Krahl (violoncello), Elena Kakaliagou (horn), Hilary Jeffery (trombone), Reinhold Friedl (piano), Maurice de Martin (percussion) from Zeitkratzer
Artistic Direction
Sebastian Bark, Reinhold Friedl, Lisa Lucassen
Robert Nacken
Lena Mody
Lightning design
Andreas Harder
Arved Schultze
Production Manager
Michal Libera
Artistic Assistance
Fanni Halmburger
Premiere 27 October 2017
Production: She She Pop, zeitkratzer. Co-produktion: HAU Hebbel am Ufer, Münchner Kammerspiele, Festival Romaeuropa. Funded by the German Federal Cultural Foundation.