Decoder @ Resonanzraum, Unzeitiger Gast (World Premiere)
World Premiere of the new opera „Unzeitiger Gast“ from Andrej Koroliov, Heinrich Horwitz and the Decoder Ensemble
December 21, 2022, 20:00
In „Unzeitiger Gast“ the Team, together with the Decoder Ensemble, explores formally the historical „Mystery Plays“, transforming them into a contemporary, multimedia and installative intoxication of sound. The focus is on the finiteness of human existence – a topic often suppressed in our society. In various reenactments, individual moments are considered and relived. The cross-genre team takes its cue from dances of death (the earliest multimedia works of art in which painting, poetry, and music were combined) or from the so-called „Dancing Mania“ (a phenomenon of the early modern period), an ecstactic and fatal attack of dancing that lasted for days.
The room itself becomes a performer, through a powerful use of visual art, light and dance, in this deadly game.
The audience is invited to roam through the different spaces and times, celebrating their own morality – or even trying to cheat together with the others in a futuristic scenario.
Andrej Koroliov, Composition/Concept
Heinrich Horwitz, Directing/Concept
Nina Divitschek, Costume (Costume collaboration: Daniela Dreisigacker, Meret Zürcher, Anne Spitzer, Kallia Kefala)
Ricarda Schnoor, Light
Annett Hardegen Dramaturgie
Elisabeth Brunmayr, Production
Kallia Kefala, Directing Assistant
Sonja Lena Schmid
Maria Walser, Dancer
Nina Guo + Kinga Ötvös, Voices