An original musical theater production of the Italian group Muta Imago and HERMESensemble, based on the novella by Friedrich Hölderlin and music by Bruno Maderna.
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Hyperion is an original musical theater production of the Italian group Muta Imago and HERMESensemble, based on the novella by Friedrich Hölderlin and music by Bruno Maderna. One man stands on the stage. He is in a world of vestiges and ruins. The world around him seems to be standing still. He gets up and examines himself in the hope of understanding who he is. What are his physical limitations? Where does his body end and the world begin? He looks up, sees a starry sky and starts to dream. Reality is on the one side, utopia on the other. The possible, the uncertain, the ground, the human instruments and bodies versus that which is complete. A man alone, trying to learn how to live by means of his utopias.
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Produced by Muta Imago on commission to Sagra Musicale Malatestiana and co-produced by Romaeuropa Festival, Santarcangelo International Festival of the Arts 2015, Kunstencentrum Vooruit, Muziektheater Transparant, AMAT Marche, L’Arboreto Teatro Dimora di Mondaino, Rialto Sant’Ambrogio, Carrozzerie N.O.T.
Concept | Space: Muta Imago • Project advisor: Alessandro Taverna • Dramaturgy: Riccardo Fazi • Costumes: Jonne Sikkema • Actor: Jonathan Schatz • Flute: Karin de Fleyt • Soprano: Valérie Vervoort • Composition: Bruno Maderna & Juan Parra Cancino • Direction: Claudia Sorace