Alpha the new wilderness
Five men and a female soprano deliver an explosive mix of dance, acrobatics and classical song. In ALPHA - the new wilderness choreographer Pia Meuthen places the body language of executives under the microscope. Sharply observant but with satirical relief, the show exposes the insatiable hunger for power.
Since the beginning of the financial crisis, it is clear how much influence the behavior of bankers, managers and directors has on our daily lives. In ALPHA - the new wilderness Pia Meuthen examines the conduct within the 'old boys network' and draws sharp parallels with the ape population. She portrays, without moralizing, how thin the layer of civilization can sometimes be. ALPHA - the new wilderness makes a direct link to our current state of affairs.
With her latest performance Panama Pictures hands the dance floor over to the men. Three dancers and two Chinese pole acrobats whirl across the stage, climb, slide and balance on poles and on each other. The boundary between human and animal is blurred. Are we watching a heated discussion between senior managers or a group of quarreling monkeys? And what is actually hiding behind the irresistible desire for power?
Pia Meuthen and her artistic team were inspired by the background of the most recent financial crisis, analysis of the behavior of managerial men and the work of the world famous primatologist Frans de Waal. The composers duo Strijbos & Van Rijswijk wrote a new composition specifically for the performance sung live by soprano Linde Schinkel. Read all about this project
Cryptic connects land and sea with sound in Signal-on-sea, a captivating, boundary-crossing coastal installation set against the transitioning sunset sky.
Signal am Dachstein
Today nature has become fragile, the glaciers are disappearing. With our landscape opera we ask awareness at the Dachstein glacier in Austria for the consequences of the climate change. Accessible for audience on site!