In SONGS OF REBELLION Brigitta Muntendorf (composer) and Michael Höppner (stage director) expose themselves and the "Community of Practice", an alliance of various ensembles, to the individual and collective power of protest songs and stage their ambivalent relationship to forms of uprising. The contradictory role of this song type, swaying between confrontation and conformity as stimulant, icon, myth, symbol of resistance or party tune, deems it both immortal and vulnerable. SONGS OF REBELLION unfolds an immersive musical, theatrical and medial control room, in which escapism and agitation, art and politics, new music and pop, contemplation and action can at any time be a fanfare or lullaby for the rebellion.
Composer: Brigitta Muntendorf
Stage Director: Michael Höppner
Stage, Costume and Make-up Design: Jule Saworski
Video: Warped Type (Andreas Huck and Roland Nebe)
Sound design: Maximilian Estudias
Technical Director, Lights: Lukas Becker
Clarinet, performance: Carola Schaal
Trombone, performance: Till Künkler
Viola, performance: Louis Bona
Synthesizer, performance: Malgorzata Walentynowicz
Percussion, performance: Evdoxia Filippou
Performance: Brigitta Muntendorf
Performance: Michael Höppner
World premiere on 27th and 28th of September 2019 at Ballhaus Ost.