READING SALOMÉ (Johannes Müller/Philine Rinnert)
Opera - as the cradle of horrifying gender images. In their new musical theater project, Johannes Müller and Philine Rinnert take Richard Strauss’ opera Salomé head on with techniques straight out of the drag scene – a genre that understands gender as a melodramatic roll. Lip syncs, elaborate costumes and malicious gossip fuse together into a discourse about the exotic opera and the question of whether it could be a release to be a monster like Strauss’ Salome.
Es geht stark um Sänger-Performance in der Oper, weniger um Texterfahrung.
Sophiensæle, Sophienstraße 18, Mitte, 10178 Berlin
Rollstuhlfahrende und Gehbehinderte möchten wir bitten, sich im Vorfeld bei uns anzumelden.
With Hauke Heumann, Bianca Fox, Shlomi Wagner, Cian McConn
Concept: Johannes Müller, Philine Rinnert
Direction, Space, Costume: Philine Rinnert
Co-Direction: Johannes Müller
Audio-Design: Lenard Gimpel
Analysis, Consultation: Werner Hintze
Choreography: Ronen Moshe
Light: Wassan Ali
Direction Assistance: Carolin Kister
Assistance Stage Design: Nadiye Ünsal
Fotography: Florian Krauss
Production Management: ehrliche arbeit - freies Kulturbüro
Copyright: Richard Strauss-Salome ©Verlag Fürstner
A production by Johannes Müller/Philine Rinnert in Co-Production with Kampnagel Hamburg and SOPHIENSÆLE. Funded by Capital Cultural Fund and Rudolf Augstein Stiftung.
The Sophiensæle is one of the most important locations for German-speaking independent art-production. Artists from Berlin, as well as the national and international theatre-scene are invited to produce and present their works here. They are selected on the basis of their artis-tic concepts, contents, and working schemes. The theatre is home to cultural discourse and a vast mix of artistic genres – from theatre, dance and music, to performance and visual art - which complement each other and enjoy a productive dialogue. Alongside many young artists searching for new theatrical languages and forms of expression, a number of established artists and companies have longstanding partnerships with the Sophiensæle.