TIN PIT - in the nowhere of a strange city
Untold stories of unimportant people written down by Wasim Ghrioui
The music theatre "TIN PIT - in the nowhere of a strange city" is about untold stories of people from a reviled neighbourhood, a non-place somewhere in the middle of Damascus in the time before the war. The author and visual artist Wasim Ghrioui, who has lived in Berlin since 2013, grew up in this neighbourhood. In his second theatre text "TIN PIT", he tells stories and anecdotes of the inhabitants of his neighbourhood with a precise power of observation and fine irony.
The production was performed in German with Arabic subtitles
What do angels sound like and what do they look like? Fascinated by images and compositions by various artists and composers, the musicians of the Ensemble Megaphon embarked on a journey. In this, poetically spoken word and choral singing combined with compositions from the Middle Ages to the present day, sung by soprano Sophia Körber and played by violin, flute and accordion. Under the artistic direction of Lenka Župková and Klaus Hermann Anschütz, the musicians and the choir spanned a wide range from the oldest chorals to mystical chants from the 12th century by Hildegard von Bingen to the music of the present day. The floating light projections of Paul Klee's angel paintings transformed the church space and merged with the dancer's movements to form a collage. In a production rich in images, the four musicians, a dancer from the music Ensemble Megaphon and the Schola Gregoriana Cellensis wandered through the church and through timeless sound worlds.
Hanover State Opera, Kulturfabrik Löseke Hildesheim, Junges Theater, Göttingen, Haus der Kulturen, Braunschweig
ACTORS: Paul Wollin, Tayfun Bademsoy
TEXT and DIRECTOR: Wasim Ghrioui
COMPOSITION Dima Orsho
DRAMATURGY, GERMAN TEXT WRITING: Rolf C. Hemke
VIDEO: Matze Görig
ARTISTIC LEADERSHIP: Lenka Župková
SUBTITLE ARABIC: Raman Khalaf
MWK Lower Saxony, Lower Saxony Foundation, LAG Lower Saxony, Lower Saxony Savings Bank Foundation, Sparkasse Hannover, Braunschweig Savings Bank Foundation, Sparkasse Hildesheim Goslar Peine, City of Hannover, Braunschweig Cultural Heritage Foundation, Rotary Hannover.
Hanover State Opera, Musikland Niedersachsen