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Damian Rebgetz
We had a lot of bells
Music, Theatre
Language German and English with German and English surtitles
Duration approx. 120 min.
Price EUR 25
Dates
Previous dates
30 May
Monday
Time 8.30pm
 
31 May
Tuesday
Time 8.30pm
 
1 June
Wednesday
Time 8.30pm
 
2 June
Thursday
Time 8.30pm
 
Other dates
© Matthias Heschl
© Matthias Heschl
© Matthias Heschl
© Matthias Heschl
  • Paperfree evening programme

    Please find an interview with Damian Rebgetz here .

  • Q & A

    31 May, following the performance

It is not that long ago that church bells were an important means of communication. They rang out, summoning the public to gather in celebration, mourning or prayer. But also in warning. And last but not least, they also marked the passing of time. Yet the era of church bells is now over. The step towards the secularisation of communication has been taken. With We had a lot of bells, the remarkable singer and performer Damian Rebgetz takes a look at the ceremonial phenomenon of campanology. Referencing the book Village Bells: Sound & Meaning in the 19th-century French Countryside by historian Alain Corbin, Rebgetz teams up with musicians and actors to elaborate a speculative history of listening. With a nod towards the surreal of yesterday and today, his research expedition into bells and their oddities uncovers unexpected insights into communities, politics and power.

  • Artistic Team

    Direction, Text Damian Rebgetz German Translation Ann Cotten Set rk Costume Veronika Schneider With Maiken Beer (Studio Dan), Ramy El Borollossy, Viola Falb (Studio Dan), Sachiko Hara, Sophia Löffler, Damian Rebgetz, Benjamin Saeed, Raihana Saeed, Til Schindler With music by Damian Rebgetz, Robert Schwarz, Session in her room Music Maiken Beer und Viola Falb (Studio Dan), Benjamin Saeed, Raihana Saeed and Ramy El Borollossy (Session in her room), Sachiko Hara Score set up Daniel Riegler (Studio Dan) Dramaturgy Lucie Ortmann Light Oliver Mathias Kratochwill, Joseph Birkfellner Sound Benjamin Bauer, Christoph Pichler Surtitles cut Isolde Schmitt Surtitles Hannah Salentinig Direction, Set assistance Anna Rumpler Dramaturgy assistance Hannah Salentinig Direction intern Robert Sörgel Set intern Laura Stöckler

  • Production

    Coproduction Wiener Festwochen, Schauspielhaus Wien Thanks to Alain Corbin for permittion to develop this project based on his book Les Cloches de la terre (1994). The rights are held by Albin Michel. Supported by Glockengießerei Grassmayr, Musikinstrumenteverleih Martin Breinschmid

    Premiere May 2022, Wiener Festwochen

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