Momo

A visual poem based on the novel by Michael Ende
Staging: Alexander Giesche

Momo listens. Her friends come to the ruins of an old theatre to tell her stories. Due to her gift for listening, Momo becomes a threat to an entire system of timesaving, with which the ghostly “Men in Grey” mean to control the population. Alexander Giesche and his team turn the fantasy novel into an urban landscape and atmospheric meditation on what happens when time becomes a scarce commodity or gift that has to be continually reimagined. The stage becomes a fictional space of peaceful retreat. It abounds with time capsules that can prolong a moment into an eternity or contract it into the blink of an eye.

After Man in the Holocene and AFTERHOUR, Momo is the third work to find Alexander Giesche addressing the end of things. In the uncertain hope that another end of the world is indeed possible.

 

Staging
Alexander Giesche
Video
Luis August Krawen
Costume
Felix Siwiński
Composition
Ludwig Abraham
Dramaturgy
Joshua Wicke
Stage design
Alexander Giesche / Anka Bernstetter
  • Premiere: February 2022, Schiffbau-Halle
  • Schiffbau-Halle
Data
Friday 11.02. Schiffbau-Halle
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Directors Talk:
Alexander Giesche
and Suna Gürler

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:
Christopher Rüping and
Alexander Giesche

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
The 8 chatting.