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17, 18 | 11 | 2018 Radialsystem, Berlin

20, 21 | 11 | 2018 Romaeuropa Festival, Rome


A project by Solistenensemble Kaleidoskop and Luigi De Angelis / Fanny & Alexander

Concept Luigi De Angelis, Michael Rauter

Direction, Lighting design, Set design Luigi De Angelis

Music direction Michael Rauter

Music, Performance Solistenensemble Kaleidoskop

Performers Marco Cavalcoli

Sound design Johann Günther, Hubert Westkemper

Costumes Chiara Lagani

Skin painting Nicola Fagnani

Light and set assistant Giovanni Cavalcoli

Dramaturgy collaboration Boram Lie

Music Michael Rauter

Serge (2018) inspired by some extracts from Claude Debussy – Prélude à l’après-midi d’un faune, Maurice Ravel – Daphnis Et Chloé, Igor Stravinsky – Le sacre du printemps, Erik Satie – Parade

Solistenensemble Kaleidoskop Paul Valikoski (violin), Mari Sawada (violin), Ildiko Ludwig (viola), Yodfat Miron (viola), Michael Rauter (cello), Ulrike Ruf (cello), Clara Gervais (double bass)

SERGE is based on the production The Riot Of Seduction – Commissioned by Klarafestival. Co-production Concertgebouw Brügge, deSingel internationale kunstcampus, Antwerpen und Muziektheater Transparant.

A choreography of seduction: the musical theater piece "SERGE" from Luigi De Angelis and Michael Rauter sees Solistenensemble Kaleidoskop and actor Marco Cavalcoli explore the life and work of legendary Russian arts impresario Sergei Diaghilev. The founder of the world-renowned Ballets Russes revolutionized dance and music at the beginning at the 20th century with his seductive aesthetic innovations. Michael Rauter creates a sonic cosmos based on famous works of the Ballets Russes, centered around Claude Debussy’s "Prélude à l'après-midi d'un faune". Iconic works like Erik Satie's "Parade" or Igor Strawinsky's "Le Sacre du printemps" emerge in this cosmos, before blending together and eventually fading out. Seven musicians transform these pieces - originally composed for a big orchestra - into intimate chamber music. They quote famous movements and gestures from the ballets, thus tracing the musical DNA of the Ballets Russes.

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