2017 | Dancetheatre | Music
Does the end ever justify the means? Can acts of terror and abuses of power ever be justified by good intentions, and might redeeming features be found even in the personalities of some of history’s most tyrannical characters such as Herod the Great?
»Old News« controversially challenges our assumptions around the concept of absolute evil, and our often one-dimensional perception of historical figures to examine holistically the multi-dimensional human behind the atrocities, conveying their triumphs, emotions, motivations and fears. In expressing the duality of power and oppression, the atemporality of tyranny in human behavior is exposed through the performances of each dancer. Roles change; power shifts; time, place and scale are irrelevant.
In »Old News«, choreographer Dustin Klein once again collaborates with the multi talented composer and artist Simon Karlstetter and costume and set designer Louise Flanagan, alongside an international group of classical and contemporary dancers.
Concept: Dustin Klein, Simon Karlstetter, Louise Flanagan
Choreography: Dustin Klein
Music: Simon Karlstetter
Sound-Design: Karim Weth
Dancers: (Soloists of the Bavarian State Ballet) Jonah Cook, Seo Dukin, Maria Gonzales, Nicholas Losada, Nicha Rodboon
Stagedesign & Costumes Louise Flanagan