THE T-HOUSE TOUR By NOVOFLOT
During the summer, German-speaking theaters stay closed for almost two months. This practice is of course considered acceptable, because despite signs to the contrary, the belief that the institutional theater operations will begin again at the end of the summer is unwavering. But what would happen if the subsidized cultural institutions were to disappear from the societal map one by one? If we broke with the particularly German tradition of state-funded art, music, literature and theater invention and the states and local governments left the field (and their houses) exclusively to commercially interested parties? Purely a vision of the distant future? Hardly: not a day goes by without reports about the imminent closure of a cultural institution. Questions about the future of institutional cultural establishments are not new. And yet little thought is put into models of prospective, non-stationary cultural proposals beyond festivals and guest performances.
With their new project T-HOUSE TOUR the Berlin opera company Novoflot is attempting a pilot exercise of possible forms and structures of musical theater in motion. The T-HOUSE TOUR is not a production in the strict sense of the word. It is an improvisational work in progress about forms of musical theater that do not depend on the organizational and spatial circumstances of a single institution, but adapt to where they appear.
#7: April 27th-29th 2018, Matthäikirchplatz (public space between Neue National Galerie and Berliner Philharmonie, tbc)
Friday 27th April, 8-10 PM
Saturday 28th April, 4-8 PM
Sunday 29th April, 4-8 PM
#1 Tour Opening: September 6th 2014 at 8:00 PM, Radialsystem V
#2: October 16th-19th 2014, Square in front of the pavilion, Volksbühne am Rosa-Luxemburg-Platz
#3: December 20th 2014, public film shooting, Berlin Alt-Marzahn
#4: January 16th-18th 2015 at 7:00 PM, Akademie der Künste am Pariser Platz
#5: January 30th, 31st and February 1st 2015 at 8:00 PM, Radialsystem V
#6: May 27th-29th 2016, Performing Arts Festival Berlin
Friday 27th May, 5-8 PM, Uferstudios, Uferstr. 8/23, 13357 Berlin
Saturday 28th May, 6-8 PM, Radialsystem V, Holzmarktstr. 33, 10243 Berlin
Sunday 29th May, 6-9 PM, Prachttomate Garten-Neukölln, Kienitzer Str. 9, 12053 Berlin
featuring Conny Bauer and Nils Wogram (trombone) | Lucas Niggli (drums) | Ernst Surberg (piano) | Saadet Türköz (vocals) | Wu Wei (sheng) | Michael Wertmüller (composition) | Raphael Clamer, Rafał Dziemidok, Ichi Go, Varia Linnéa Sjöström, Komi Mizrajim Togbonou and Yuka Yanagihara | Hayden Chisholm (saxophon) | Joe Sachse (guitar) und John Schröder (guitar / drums / e-bass) | Claudio Puntin (clarinet) | Chris Dahlgren (double bass) | Eric Schaefer (drums) | ensemble mosaik | Henriette Bothe, Liz Schmidt, Johanna Skirecki and Renate Sörensen | Maxime Barbasetti | Tara Bacia and Lilly Janz as well as Köpenick’s Wind Orchestra.
In Co-production with Radialsystem, Akademie der Künste and Volksbühne am Rosa-Luxemburg-Platz.
Funded by the Governing Mayor of Berlin – the Senatskanzlei – Cultural Affairs, the Capital Cultural Fund, the Schering Foundation and Pro Helvetia, Swiss Arts Council