Piano Etudes, twenty short stories with a piano
World-première of a surprising and intense music-image-theatre-performance
Music theatre? Theatre concert? Music image theatre? Image theatre recital?
Piano Etudes, twenty short stories, written by Leo Divendal, with a top cast of actresses, Mariken Bijnen & Ilke Turpijn and the pianists Tomasz Górny & Magdalena Golebiowska.
In a theatrical and musical imagination of these romantic, absurd, funny and sad stories, the audience will be carried along to the end of the night, a jazz café in Paris, a ferryboat on the Bosporus, a sultry bar on the 40th floor of an hotel in São Paulo, a left room, a destroyed life, the appearing of a drawing, the birth of a dance.
On stage these riddles with a piano will come alive, to take away the audience permanently or to fool on the wrong track, to let play together the left and the right hand in exciting, melancholic, unexpected sounds, on music of Scarlatti, Agnes Obel, Komitas, Janaçek, Cees Thissen, Ernest Bloch and others, life played on the grand piano.
The scenes are intertwined with works of international visual artists, reacting on each story. In a theatrical way, story, image and music will enter all the senses of the audience.
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