28th Festival 2018

Main programme

Friday 09. Nov. 2018 // 10.00 – 11.00 p.m.

From 16 years

Saturday 10. Nov. 2018 // 5.00 – 6.00 p.m.

Schaubühne Lindenfels

€ 22,00 (red. € 17,00)

Compagnie ERRATICA, London


»Remnants« VIDEO CLIP  

Music theatre
German première

Text: Courtney Angela Brkic

Conception and staging: Patrick Eakin Young

Choreography: Jamila Johnson-Small

Music: Christian Mason, Shelley Parker

Scenery and costumes: Ana Inés Jabares-Pita

Light design: Burke Brown

Singers and actors: Emma Bonnici, Victoria Couper, Eugenia Georgieva, Olesya Zdorovestska

Dancer: Fabiola Santana

In English with German subtitles

A mesh of vocals, electronic music, dance and recordings of interviews – the work evades any categorization. Traditional songs from the Balkans are linked to the dancer’s movement. Five women complete extremely disturbing excavations from post-war Bosnian ground, accompanied by harmonic sounds.

The piece »Remnants« is based on the memoirs »The stone fields« by the Croatian-American author Courtney Angela Brkic, born in 1972, and the history of her Bosnian family. Confronted by the effects of crimes committed during the Bosnian War 1992-95, she dealt with her family history and travelled to Bosnia and Hercegovina to help excavate mass graves in 1996. The director Patrick Eakin Young interviewed the author, whose voice can be heard in the piece.

Patrick Eakin Young was born in Toronto in 1982 and lives in London. He studied literature at Columbia University in New York, worked at numerous theatres in the USA, was an assistant of the South African artist William Kentridge and received a grant at the academy of the Festival d’Aix-en-Provence. Since 2007, he has been directing the Compagnie ERRATICA, with which he creates contemporary music theatre. Electronic music and the human voice have always been the foundation of his creativity.

World première: 12.06.2017, The Coronet, The Print Room, London

Contact: www.erratica.org

Production: Compagnie ERRATICA / The Coronet, London

The guest performance in Leipzig will take place with the kind support of British Council & UK/DE 2018.