The Köln Concert

© Reto Schmid

By: Trajal Harrell / Schauspielhaus Zürich Dance Ensemble
Staging & Choreography: Trajal Harrell 
To the music of Keith Jarrett and Joni Mitchell
Used by arrangement with ECM Records

Trajal Harrell responds to the physical distance rules for the stage with a plan he has been pursuing for years: a choreography to Keith Jarrett’s Köln Concert, the most successful piano solo recording of all time that Harrell opens with songs by Joni Mitchell. It is a matter of learning anew, how to make theatre. Dance. In front of an audience. With distance and caution. But not with any less devotion.

 

4 June 2024, supporting program *Happy End Closing Festival*
20:00 Kick-off with One Minute Each. The house directors say goodbye.
20:09 The Köln Concert. For the very last time. 
21:00 Trajal Harrell x Terre Thaemlitz. Talk on the Pfauenbühne stage.
22:00 The Zürich Concert. Piano improvisation on the Pfauen stage.

A ticket for The Köln Concert is also valid for One Minute Each, the Talkand The Zürich Concert. If you can only attend The Zürich Concert: Tickets are only available at the box office from 21:00.

 

Staging, Choreography, Stage Design, Costumes
Trajal Harrell
Light
Sylvain Rausa
Dramaturgy
Katinka Deecke
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Audience Development
Mathis Neuhaus
theatre education
Manuela Runge
assistant director
Maja Renn / Camille Charlotte Roduit
stage assistant
Anka Bernstetter / Natascha Leonie Simons
costume assistants
Ulf Brauner / Miriam Schliehe
stage manager
Michael Durrer
production intern
Moritz Lienhard
Rehearsal Director
Stephen Thompson
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  • 50 minutes
  • World premiere: 12. September 2020, Pfauen
  • Pfauen
  • Also interesting for ages 16
  • 🛈 Introduction 30 min before the play on 4 June.
Introduction by: Katinka Deecke, Dramaturgy
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Tuesday 04.06. 20:08 Pfauen
  • Happy End
  • Last Show
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Directors Talk:
Trajal Harrell and
Christopher Rüping

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:
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.

more