Abstract Pieces

Music theater for actors, instruments, space and light Commissoned by the Staatsoper Unter den Linden

For many years, Manos Tsangaris has been among the leading representatives of a new music theatre characterised by a versatility of dispositions and forms. His works constantly move between opera, installation, composed performance and music theatre miniatures. The exploration of compositional material is not limited to working with music, but seeks connections between different media, including movement, the body, space and light, as well as music and text.
In this new work, which will be created for the Neue Werkstatt of the Staatsoper Unter den Linden, Manos Tsangaris will deal with the phenomenology of music theatre in the form of elementary artistic research. At its core, it is no more – but also no less – than the exposure of theatrical space itself. Abstract pieces of movement, sound and light take place and gradually unfold the stories hidden behind the surface of two figures, who undergo a transformation with and in this space.



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