a chamber opera from Andrej Koroliov, directed by Heinrich Horwitz
vocal soloists Nina Guo and Kinga Ötvös, dancer Maria Walser with the Decoder Ensemble
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
Ricarda Schnoor, Light
Annett Hardegen Dramaturgie
Elisabeth Brunmayr, Production
Kallia Kefala, Directing and Costume Assistant
Sonja Lena Schmid
Maria Walser, Dancer
Nina Guo + Kinga Ötvös, Voices