PREMIERE: Beginn // Ben J. Riepe, Solistenensemble Kaleidoskop & Solisten der Staatsoper Hannover // 31/03/22 // Orangerie Herrenhausen, Hannover
At the invitation of the Berlin soloist ensemble Kaleidoskop and the Hanover State Opera, Ben J. Riepe will direct and choreograph the music theatre production Beginn. In a joint artistic process, he will combine the six Kaleidoskop soloists with a total of six musicians from the Lower Saxony State Orchestra Hanover to form a new temporary performance ensemble that will not only perform musically, but also in action and movement on stage. Together with the musicians and the Icelandic composer Bára Gísladóttir, he addresses the question of how a new beginning can look in the face of drastic upheavals, ecological challenges and the consequences of the pandemic.
In the context of the project NEUN in cooperation of Solistenensemble Kaleidoskop with HELLERAU – European Centre for the Arts and the Hanover State Opera, funded by the programme Doppelpass of the German Federal Cultural Foundation.