Paper Opera

...the notes runaway.

Description

Paper Opera

For children and adults.

A paper Opera, what`s that?

Our stage is composed of a two meter high paper role. When unrolled our stage becomes four meters wide. The overture begins. The scissors cut a window in the paper. Notes make themselves visable. The Opera looks like it`s going to start, but the notes have run away. They are all together gone. An Opera without notes, is that possible?

The search for the music begins. Four hands take place of actors. A picture concert unravels. With the help of elements from shadowplay, object theater, vocal improvisatio: the atmosphere of sound evolves. The stage is cut so slits and holes arrise....a »Paper Organ« is born! The stage becomes it`s own instrument. Still the notes remain untamed. With the help of cello, saxaphone, flute, and drums a scent of music is discovered.

Okay, so what is paper Opera?

It is the attempt of a musician and sculptor to feel the simplicity of material in music. Everything arrises before the eyes of the audience. The music collage freekly awakens the fantacy of children and adults alike. The Opera is funny, absurd, and saucy - it is what it is: Paper, scissors, and four hands.

Paper Opera

Paper Opera

Paper Opera

Paper Opera

Paper Opera

Paper Opera

Mitwirkende:
Hauptrolle - das Papier
Nebenrolle - die Schere
Musiker - vier Hände

Orchester:
Ein Saxophon
Vier Flöten
Eine Trommel
Eine Papierorgel
Vier Paukenschlägel
Eine Lichtquelle

Idee / Spiel:
Florian Volkmann
Johannes Volkmann
Regie: Jörg Beasecke

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