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Markus Schinwald,
Matthew Chamberlain, PHACE
DANSE MACABRE
Music, Performance, Visual Arts
Location F23
Duration approx. 50 min
Price EUR 30


Dates
Vergangene Termine
4. June
Friday
Time 7.30pm
 
5. June
Saturday
Time 5pm
 
5. June
Saturday
Time 7.30pm
 
6. June
Sunday
Time 5pm
 
6. June
Sunday
Time 7.30pm
 
8. June
Tuesday
Time 8pm
 
9. June
Wednesday
Time 8pm
 
Weitere Termine
© Nurith Wagner-Strauss
© Nurith Wagner-Strauss
© Nurith Wagner-Strauss
© Nurith Wagner-Strauss
© Nurith Wagner-Strauss
© Markus Schinwald
© Markus Schinwald
  • Evening programme

    Please click here to download the evening programme.

  • Introduction to the music with Matthew Chamberlain and Markus Schinwald

    5 June, 6.30pm, Foyer F23

  • Q & A

    6 June, following the first performance (approx. 6pm), Foyer F 23

  • Supported by

    The performances in Vienna are supported by Dorotheum – Presenting partner of Danse Macabre and U.S. Embassy

Following a commission by the Wiener Festwochen, Austrian-born and internationally acclaimed visual artist Markus Schinwald has produced a Danse Macabre. This visual scheme first adopted in the 14th century is an allegory symbolising Death’s equalising power over people. A Grim Reaper invites protagonists from all walks of life to join in this final inescapable dance. Schinwald, renowned for his visual manipulations of bodies and spaces, returns to performing arts with this work, adapting one of the major iconographic themes of the Late Middle Ages for a present that is threatened by pandemic and consequential crises. Here he elaborates a system of fragmented walls that wrap themselves around the audience like a membrane, permeable only to the physical bodies of the performers. Invisible and unfathomable mechanisms move staged scenes into view, that are based on images from art history. The macabre procession is accompanied by a new composition for 23 musicians by the young American artist Matthew Chamberlain.

Festwochen Podcast

  • Artistic Team

    Concept, Direction, Stage Markus Schinwald With music by Matthew Chamberlain interpreted by PHACE Musical rehearsal Lars Mlekusch With Oleg Soulimenko, Evandro Pedroni, Jack Hauser, Linda Samaraweerová, Alice Schneider, Julia Müllner, Philippe Riéra, Imani Rameses, Elisabeth Tambwe

  • Production

    A commission and production by Wiener Festwochen

    Premiere June 2021, Wiener Festwochen

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