Manon Lescaut (Lulu Obermayer)
Alone, lost, abandoned – with Manon Lescaut, Giacomo Puccini portrays the solitary odyssey of a seemingly self-confident woman on the search for true love. In this story, Lulu Obermayer finds a number of contemporary references and orchestrates them for us as a female solo performance – as a multimedia declaration of war by an individual voice against death, in the ending expanse and silence of the desert.
This performance takes place within the scope of Introducing - the newcomer's platform of the Berlin Performing Arts Festival.
HAU Hebbel am Ufer (HAU2), Hallesches Ufer 32, Kreuzberg, 10963 Berlin
Concept and Performance: Lulu Obermayer
Light design: Michele Piazzi
Production Management: Rat&Tat Kulturbuero
Funded by the cultural department of the city of Munich. In collaboration with Münchner Kammerspielen.
Lulu Obermayer was trained as an actor at The Lee Strasberg Institute and Stella Adler Studio in New York. In February 2017, she graduated from the MA Solo Dance and Authorship program at HZT. From 2010-2014 she studied BA Hons Contemporary Performance Practice at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland and Dramaturgy at HMT in Leipzig. Her performances have been presented at Münchner Kammerspiele, Beursschouwburg in Brussels, Highways Performance Space in Los Angeles and the Trente Trente Festival in Bordeaux. In her performances, she employs the dramatic canon and isolates female characters from their plots with the aim of allowing them a new ontological inquiry.
Under the artistic direction and management of Annemie Vanackere, HAU Hebbel am Ufer presents contemporary artistic positions that explore the intersection of theater, dance, and performance. In addition, music, visual arts, and theoretically oriented discursive events are core components of the diverse schedule of programming. Instead of relying on a permanent ensemble, HAU both develops and presents international co-productions, festivals and projects realized within and beyond Berlin’s international dance and theater community.