Jan 15, 2013

Jim Avignon and the voice of irrationality

jim avignon die stimme der Unvernunft

I was in Colone last weekend and visited the TEAPOT Galerie where I enjoyed the exhibition and performance from  Jim Avignon "The voice of irrationality." Jazzy colours, brimming phantasy, humouros.

Neoangin, a One-Man-Band. Loud. Performativ and critical. Out of it. Very close – and the small hydralic ramp wiggled ugly. Working, Travelling, Painting and Performance. Speed not only within arts. Jim Avignon gives everything, not only on stage. Pop-Up art in the narrow sense of the world.

Oct 1, 2012


Woyzeck–Wozzeck Münchner Kammerspiele

Woyzeck/Wozzeck did have a great premiere in the Münchner Kammerspiele yesterday.

A highly impressive ensemble, an intensive and exhausting production, a spectacular stage set and outstanding musicians. With this piece the young director Barbara Wysocka created a whole new world of commuters and exposes a painful point of view throughout the themes of guilt and constraint.
This rehash was created from the bases of the fragmental drama of Georg Büchner and the Opera of Alban Berg. Janek Duszynski arranged Alban Berg's music in a whole new way and for a good reason the music is indeed more than accompaniment, a break or an underline. The read thread which the spectator is able to hold on instead of drowning within the violence – whilst Franz Woyzeck (fascinatingly performed by Kristof van Boven) is wading, running, swimming, falling... through the knee deep swimming pool.

The cold is creeping under your skin and watching the permanent wetness in symbioses with the music makes you want to break out or at least help. With a lot of strength you have to remind yourself to breath – that much volume, distress, coercion, power, loss, pain, loneliness and suffering are overwhelming yourself.

A haunting and honest stage play.

[© Poster Münchner Kammerspiele]

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Sep 16, 2012

Wolfi the musketeer

 Wolfi der Musketier Kinderbuch 01

Wolfi der Musketier Kinderbuch 02

Wolfi der Musketier Kinderbuch 03

I have been at the book presentation of Richard Oehmann's new book "WOLFI THE MUSKETEER"

Wolfi (which is the short form of Wolfgang a pretty common name here in german speaking countries) and his talking Horse-Zebra named "Hebra" (Pfebra in german) have been instructed by their king Achmet to sell misprinted holy picture cards and they are not quite successful in the beginning. Sandra the Pfebra wants to do good business and Wolfi wants to be celebrated by the people as a musketeer. One after another they get closer and start singing together. Great adventures ahead they travel through their king's country...

Richard Oehmann wrote a wonderful story with self-illustrated drawings. The book comes with a CD from the band "Cafe Unterzucker", containing great and funny songs of the two strange adventures heros.
Wolfi the musketeer is a multimedia reading experience for the whole family (sadly only in german!)

Thank you Mister Oehmann, a real pearl throughout the children and adult literature.

Published by August Dreesbach Verlag (Der kleine August).

[© Photos: Frl. Pfeiffer | Book August Dreesbach Verlag]

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