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Heiner Goebbels, David Bennent, Ensemble Modern
Liberté d’action
Theatre, Music
Language German, some passages in French
Prices EUR 12 / 27 / 38 / 48 / 59

From 14 May 2021, 10am, you have the possibility of buying your tickets in the webshop, by phone with a credit card or at our Box Office in the foyer of Halle E+G at MuseumsQuartier.

Dates
3. June
Thursday
Time 7.30pm
 
4. June
Friday
Time 7.30pm
 
5. June
Saturday
Time 7.30pm
 
  • Introduction with Heiner Goebbels

    4 June, 6.30pm, Portikus

‘I don’t travel anymore. Travelling – what possible interest could that have for me?’ These are the words with which the painter and poet Henri Michaux began his text Liberté d’action in 1945. Theatre director Heiner Goebbels has chosen this particular title to present his latest piece, which sets Michaux’s words to music. For this staged concert, Goebbels, whose work last featured in Vienna more than ten years ago, is collaborating with Ueli Wiget and Hermann Kretzschmar, the two pianists of the renowned Ensemble Modern. He is interlacing the sounds of prepared pianos with a contrasting and competing voice. Virtuoso actor David Bennent meanders through the poet’s explosive worlds of ideas, sketching images of a mysterious and inhospitable universe and shifting the power of agency and freedom of choice to the mere imagination. Through language, voice, music, and stage setting, Liberté d’action explores notions of autonomy and dependency.

    • Artistic Team

      With David Bennent Piano Hermann Kretzschmar, Ueli Wiget / Ensemble Modern Music, Direction, Set Heiner Goebbels Sound design Willi Bopp, Paul Jeukendrup Light design Heiner Goebbels, Marc Thein Costumes Florence von Gerkan Musical assistance, Transcription Diego Ramos Rodriguez Assistance Lisa Schettel Internship Sóley Sigurjónsdóttir

    • Production

      Production Théâtre National du Luxembourg, KunstFestSpiele Herrenhausen (Hannover) Coproduction Wiener Festwochen, deSingel (Antwerp), Ensemble Modern (Frankfurt a. M.)

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