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ATLAS 3 – Blu Blu Blu (2020)

Blu Blu Blu or: final finiteness. Part three of the ATLAS series by choreographer Emanuele Soavi.

3 artisitic disciplines (music / martial arts / dance) and 6 protagonists struggle with themselves and their desire to leave their mark.
Internationally acclaimed baroque violinist Nadja Zwiener, composer and sound designer Johannes Malfatti, performer Lisa Kirsch, dancer Federico Casadei and two Judokas – each of them a cosmos of their own, a body, an instrument, a machine.
Musically the evening is based on the Chaconne of the Partita no. 2 in D minor by J.S. Bach. An immersive sound and video installation constantly blurs the boundaries between the steady and the ethereal, between physical and musical bodies in an ever changing kaleidoscope of timbres and colours, here and there, now and then.

Premiere 28.02.20 LOFFT – DAS THEATER in Leipzig
Cologne-Premiere 26.03.20 Orangerie Theater

Choreography and Idea Emanuele Soavi
Composition and Live-Music Nadja Zwiener (Barockviloline), Johannes Malfatti (Elektronik)
Stage Design and Costumes Heike Engelbert
Video Meritxell Aumedes Molinero
Co-Choreography, Dance and Performance Federico Casadei, Lisa Kirsch
Judoka Tobias Mathieu, Aaron Schneider
Technical Management Thomas Achtner, Jakob Bauer, Wolfgang Pütz, Jan Wiesbrock
Production Management Achim Conrad, Alexandra Schmidt
Public Relations and Communication Silvia Werner, Kristina Wydra

A Production by Emanuele Soavi incompany
In Co-Production with LOFFT – DAS THEATER
In Co-Operation with Residence program ALDES/SPAM! – Netzwork for Contemporary Art, Orangerie Theater, ehrenfeldstudios
Supported by Kulturamt der Stadt Köln, Ministerium für Kultur und Wissenschaft NRW, Kunststiftung NRW, Stadt Leipzig Kulturamt