Luísa Saraiva & Senem Gökçe Oğultekin
: to pay close attention : LISTEN
; to pay attention especially through the act of hearing
: to recall or cause to recall something earlier
In Hark! Luísa Saraiva & Senem Gökçe Oğultekin explore their love and interest in baroque music. With singing bodies, they build a relationship with the audience, turning sound into an experience and allowing for immersion into the music. You hear what you see and see what you hear. The singing leaves traces in space, traces of sonorous bodies. Together with musicians Peter Rubel and Nathan Bontrager they are proposing a common understanding of movement and sound and recalling their personal experiences of listening and learning music. Hark! – Listen! Henry Purcell's Hail! Bright Cecilia and Nicholas Brady's libretto support the quest for an acoustic body that hears, receives, reverberates and echoes.
Concept, Artistic Direction Luísa Saraiva & Senem Gökçe Oğultekin
Performance Luísa Saraiva, Nathan Bontrager, Peter Rubel, Senem Gökçe Oğultekin
Musical Direction Nathan Bontrager, Peter Rubel
Stage Carlos Azeredo Mesquita
Production Management Alexandra Schmidt
Acnowledgements Jan Burckhardt, Joséphine Evrard, Tilman O'Donnell, Benjamin van Bebber
A production from Luísa Saraiva and K3 | Tanzplan Hamburg in co-production with Teatro Municipal do Porto. Funded by the Ministerium für Kultur und Wissenschaft des Landes NRW, NRW Landesbüro Freie Darstellende Künste, Kunststiftung NRW, Hamburgische Kulturstiftung and Kulturamt der Stadt Essen. With the support from PACT Zollverein.