Orpheus

© Diana Pfammatter

By: Moved by the Motion
 

With a single look back, Orpheus banishes his beloved Eurydice irretrievably to the underworld and casts himself into deep mourning. The story of the mythical singer meets Moved by the Motion’s long-standing exploration of social visibility. Inspired by countless interpretations of the myth, the group turns Orpheus into a tragedy of the gaze and a story about overcoming death and the power of love.

 

With Tosh Basco / Josh Johnson / Asma Maroof / Raphaël Geb-Loryie / Steven Sowah / Thelma Buabeng / Patrick Belaga / Tapiwa Svosve
Artistic Direction
Moved by the Motion (Wu Tsang, Tosh Basco, Asma Maroof, Josh Johnson, Patrick Belaga)
Staging
Wu Tsang
Set Design
Moved by the Motion / Natascha Leonie Simons
Costume
Kyle Luu
Music
Asma Maroof / Patrick Belaga / Tapiwa Svosve
Light
Markus Keusch
Dramaturgy
Joshua Wicke / Kandis Williams
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Audience Development
Mathis Neuhaus
Theatre Pedagogy
Manuela Runge
Production Assistant
Laura Weibel
Costume Assistance
Naima Alissa Trabelsi / Paula Henrike Hermann
Stage Assistance
Eva Wagner
Production Intern
Joëlle Gbeassor
Stage Intern
Julian Holz
Dramaturgy Intern
Pauline Avognon
Soufflage
Eva Willenegger / Michael Durrer
Surtitle Translation
Sinikka Weber
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Inspired, among others, by "Einstein Intersection" by Samuel R. Delany

 

Supported by Luma Foundation

  • 60 Minutes
  • Premiere: 10 September 2021
  • 🛈 Attention, there will be Strobo lights in the play!
    Introduction 30 min before the play on 13.09., 14.09., 18.09., 21.09., 22.09., 30.09. and 05.10.

Image gallery & Videos

Bits on Pieces
More texts and contexts related to our stagings in the theatre’s journal.
A Physical, Visceral Act of Peeling Away

Die Künstlerin und Kuratorin Deborah Joyce Holman hat sich Orpheus von Moved by the Motion angesehen und ihre Erfahrungen in einem Text festgehalten, der, im Geiste des stream of consciousness,  mäandernd verschiedenen Spuren folgt. 

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Directors Talk:
Wu Tsang and Trajal Harrell

With the series Directors Talk you can bring our in-house directors Alexander Giesche, Suna Gürler, Trajal Harrell, Yana Ross, Christopher Rüping, Nicolas Stemann, Wu Tsang, and co-artistic director Benjamin von Blomberg along with you into the productions of the 2021/22 season in eight conversations. During the second lockdown they met on Zoom to talk about here, now, and tomorrow, mainly in pairs and once round-robin. The conversations are part of the season preview, which presents the 2021/2022 season and is available now in all our venues, as well as free to order online.

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Directors Talk:
Yana Ross and Wu Tsang

With the series Directors Talk you can bring our in-house directors Alexander Giesche, Suna Gürler, Trajal Harrell, Yana Ross, Christopher Rüping, Nicolas Stemann, Wu Tsang, and co-artistic director Benjamin von Blomberg along with you into the productions of the 2021/22 season in eight conversations. During the second lockdown they met on Zoom to talk about here, now, and tomorrow, mainly in pairs and once round-robin. The conversations are part of the season preview, which presents the 2021/2022 season and is available now in all our venues, as well as free to order online.

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Compositions

Inspirational playlist by Asma Maroof for Compositions

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The 8 chatting.