Silbersee (formerly known as VocaalLAB) brought out the music theatre performance ‘Match Girl Passion’. The original script and the stage direction was by Romain Bischoff and Bärbel Kühn with a light design by Floriaan Ganzevoort.
The young girl first appears in a twilight zone between life and death. She sings a comforting ballad: In Paradise. An old man reaches out for her and takes her with him on a dancing journey through a dreamy landscape. A choir of those who stayd behind, sings about the girl; not able to intervene, longing for comfort.
Anthony Fiumara: In Paradise (2015)
David Lang: world to come (2003), the little match girl passion (2007), memory pieces (1992)
Match Girl Passion /Silbersee
Concept, stage direction and musical direction: Romain Bischoff, Bärbel Kühn | performers: Jörg Brinkmann, Miguel Ángel Gaspar, Michaela Riener, Veerle Seijlhouwer, Kevin Skelton, Maciej Straburzynski, Claudia Veltman, Natasha Young | movement coaches: Miguel Ángel Gaspar, Juliette van Ingen | light design: Floriaan Ganzevoort (de Theatermachine) | set design and costumes: Sacha Zwiers | dramaturgy: Wout van Tongeren | graphical design: Esther Noyons | publicity: Tamara Keasberry (Bureau tamtam) | Many thanks to De Doelen, Rotterdam.
Opening Night: wo. 17 december 2014, 20.30u, Laurenskerk Rotterdam
photo’s: Bowie Verschuuren