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Mexico Aura: The Myth of Possession

MUSIC THEATER BY DIANA SYRSE (MUSIC), EVA HIBERNIA AND JOHN VON DÜFFEL (LYRICS), CHRISTOPHER ROMAN (STAGING AND CHOREOGRAPHY) AND ZAFRAAN ENSEMBLE

In a museum, at night. A curator receives an enigmatic applicant. Is she an artist or a political activist? Outside, fires burn. – Garbage dumps in Mexico. The journalist Claas Relotius reports live from everyday life in Mexico, from border militias and Mayan rites. – In the museum, a man with a dog’s head sings about his wife, whom he has been searching for for centuries. – Claas Relotius takes us to the “Museum of the Future”.

As the first music theater in the newly opened Humboldt Forum, an international team of artists from Mexico, Spain, Germany and others stage a fantastic and intricate journey into our global present. A story in music and bodies about myths, a vase (exhibited in the Ethnological Museum of the Humboldt Forum), about the longing for the divine and about violence, power and new colonialism. With music by the young composer Diana Syrse (MEX/D), with texts by Eva Hibernia (ES) and John von Düffel (D) and choreo-directed by Christopher Roman (USA/D).

DIRECTION & CHOREOGRAPHIE
Christopher Roman

MUSICAL DIRECTION
Melissa Panlasigui

DRAMATURGY
Bernhard Glocksin

COSTUME
Rebekka Dornhege Reyes

COSTUME COLLABORATION
Esther Lüchtefeld

TRANSLATIONS
Albert Tola

WITH
Diana Syrse (Soprano I), Ana Schwedhelm (Soprano II), Justus Wilcken (Baritone), the dancers Mani Obeya Brittanie Brown, Cree Williams, Stella Zannou, Jakevis Thomason and the musicians of the Zafraan Ensemble Emmanuelle Bernard, Martin Posegga, Miguel Pérez Iñesta, Beltane Ruiz Molina, Clemens Hund-Göschel, Daniel Eichholz

World premiere on  21 Juli 2022 at Humboldt Forum. Until 5 August 2022.

A co-production of Neuköllner Oper and Stiftung Humboldt Forum

Next dates

Thu 21.07. 19:00 Premiere
Sat 23.07. 19:00
Sun 24.07. 19:00
Fri 29.07. 19:00
Sat 30.07. 19:00
Sun 31.07. 19:00
Thu 04.08. 19:00
Fri 05.08. 19:00

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