Two journeys, two strangers: the French scientist Maupertuis travels to Lappland to determine the shape of the earth. He meets Christine Planström, a young woman from the northern wilderness, who accompanies him back to the sophisticated world of the Parisian salons after his research. The two Finn’s, Miika Hyytiäinen and Jaakko Nousiainen, musical theater piece examines the concepts of foreigness, identity and survival. The piece interprets Baroque quotations using contemporary music sources. Singers, a cembalo and a Baroque trio interact with echoes, sounds and noises. The show will be accompanied by a real-time generated video performance.

COMPOSITION Miika Hyytiäinen
DIRECTOR/LIBRETTO Jaakko Nousiainen
ASST. DIRECTOR Laura Åkerlund
STAGE DESIGN/LIVE VIDEOANIMATION Mia Mäkelä
ASST. STAGE DESIGN Kerstin Narr
DRAMATURGY Dag Lohde/Susanna Heise
COSTUME DESIGN Lisa Kentner
MAKE UP Julia Frommhold

MUSICAL DIRECTOR/CEMBALO Daniel Trumbull
MAUPERTUIS (TENOR) Mathias Monrad Møller
CHRISTINE (SOPRANO) Estelle Lefort
VIOLINE Anna Fusek
VIOLA Raphaëlle Pacault
CELLO Tabea Schrenk

TECHNICAL DIRECTOR Mareike Trillhaas
ANIMATION PROGRAMMING Eva Schindling
LIGHTING DESIGN Carl Liebegall/Fabian Lehmann
SOUND DESIGN Martin Lutz
PRODUCTION MANAGEMENT Rene Dombrowski/Dag Lohde
GRAPHIC DESIGN Melanie Wiener
ADMINISTRATION Cornelia Wimmer

Produced by Dag Lohde und René Dombrowski. Co-produced by SOPHIENSÆLE.
Funded by Hauptstadtkulturfonds, Schering Stiftung, KONE foundation and The Finnish Institute.
Supported by Karl-Hofer-Gesellschaft, Universität der Künste Berlin and Uferstudios.

Loading more stuff…

Hmm…it looks like things are taking a while to load. Try again?

Loading videos…