OEDIPUS REX

OEDIPUS REX

by CONSTANZA MACRAS | DORKYPARK

A production by CONSTANZA MACRAS | DorkyPark (DE), HELLERAU – Europäisches Zentrum der Künste (DE) and Dresdner Philharmonie (DE) . In co-production with HAU Hebbel am Uffer (DE) and Théâtre de Liège (BE). Funded by Hauptstadtkulturfonds and Der Regierende Bürgermeister von Berlin – Senatskanzlei – Kulturelle Angelegenheiten.

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ABOUT

OEDIPUS REX is Constanza Macras’ first opera project. A creation based on Igor Stravinsky’s 1927 opera-oratorio Oedipus Rex (with libretto by Jean. Cocteau) and created in collaboration with Japanese artist Chiharu Shiota who designed the stage set. In this piece  Macras creates ‘tableaux vivants’ inspired by the photographic hyperrealism of Gregory Crewdson and the photographs by Jeff Wall. Different performers, both male and female, in different scenes, embody Oedipus, the protagonist of Igor Stravinsky’s opera-oratorio. 

CREDITS

Direction and Choreography: Constanza Macras
Dramaturgy: Carmen Mehnert

Performers: 
Hilde Elbers, Anouk Froidevaux, Yeri Anarika, Vargas Sanchez, Hansel Nezza, Ana Mondini, Elik Niv, Miki Shoji, Ronni Maciel, Fritz Feilhaber (Oedipus), Sabine Neumann (Iokaste), Tomasz Wija (Kreon), Dionisos Tsantinis (Teiresias), Kai Ingo Rudolph (Shepherd), Jonathan Trinh-Bomme (Speaker), Bruno Renne (Speaker), Günther Hetzmann (Speaker)

Conductor:
 Max Renne
Stage Design: Chiharu Shiota
Stage Coordination: Steffi Goldmann
Stage Technician: Welko Dimitrov
Costume Design: Gilvan Coelho de Oliveira, Julia Weis
Sound Operator: Stephan Wöhrmann
Lightning Design: Sergio de Carvalho Pessanha
Assistant Direction: Luciana Rangel
Assistant Stage: James Shannon, Tomoko Fujimura, Yoshiko Nagata

Music
 by Igor Strawinsky