Ich freue mich

Christoph Bochdansky

Figure theatre after a cantata by J. S. Bach

The merchant of the moment, Christoph Bochdansky, is one of the best-known protagonists not only of Austrian, but German-speaking puppet and object theatre with his absurd and bizarre productions. He has worked with the puppet theatres Lilarum and Wilde & Vogel amongst others. As actor, director and set and costume designer he also staged his own productions for children and adults.

The aria Ich freue mich auf meinen Tod (I'm looking forward to death) from Bach's cantata Ich habe genug (I have had enough), a baroque memento mori, forms the musical axis for a mystery play between puppet theatre, popular theatrical farces and puzzling images; reformulated world views of and about death but also tableaux of strange and playful reveries. Primitive skulls or gigantic paramecia – when Bochdansky emerges from beneath mountains of costumes and creates new beings of bizarre beauty which all flirt with the beyond in a very human manner it becomes difficult to find your way back into reality.

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Set and Costume design, concept and acting: Christoph Bochdansky
Assistance and advice: Frank Soehnle, Michael Vogel
Music: Hannes Löschel, Johann Sebastian Bach
Choreography: Rose Breuss
Guitar: Burkhard Stangl
Technical apparatus, lighting: Gerald Pappenberger

When: Tuesday, Nov. 4th, 8.00 pm
Where: T-Werk, Schiffbauergasse 4E
Duration: 60 minutes
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» Performance followed by discussion


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