Maps of Emotion 2 - Venezia
An opera-movie-dance-installation with live-performance
The new installation by Cologne movie director Lutz Gregor, renowned dance film producer, consists of three large projections: the countertenor Brian Asawa and the dancers Karl Schreiner and Sara Simeoni roam through Venice at night, as if it were a living, breathing organism, pushed by their desires, energies and erotic fantasies. The pictures are carried and connected by the vocals of Brian Asawa, celebrated as the “world´s best countertenor” (Opera Today) who presents classical pieces as well as contemporary compositions by John Reynolds.
At the premiere of the installation tanzhaus nrw shows the live performance The Presence of an Absence featuring the dancer Sara Simeoni and live music by John Reynolds, on Thursday, 10/01, at 21:30.
Concept, Regie: Lutz Gregor
Choreography, Dance: Sara Simeoni, Karl Schreiner
Singing: Brian Asawa
Composition, Arrangement: James Reynolds
Camera: Thomas Kutschker
Assistant: Martin, Malou Züfle
Location: Palazzo Merati, Venedig
Production: Contact Film
Co-production: tanzhaus nrw, Künstlerhaus Mousonturm Frankfurt/M.
Funded by Kunststiftung NRW and the Ministerium für Familie, Kinder, Jugend, Kultur und Sport des Landes NRW
Photo: Lutz Gregor