City Pieces (Window Piece)

Music Theatre
World Premiere: 28 – 29 October 2016manos

Dates: 28 – 29 October 2016 (Friday & Saturday)
Time: 7:00pm – 9:00pm
Venue: Connecting Space Hong Kong (Directions)

City Pieces is a performance that takes place in two near but separate venues. It transforms our everyday surroundings into a dramatic setting. Viewers are bystanders as much as actors, they stare through a window into a space with an ensemble of instruments where a composed light-show takes place, while at times they find themselves travelling in the work of text, sound and light, intimately, almost privately; and at other times they eavesdrop on the happenings in the space on headphones

Every scene of the CITY PIECES is connected to one another like a spider web weaving across stations, one has to keep himself busy from one point to the other to gain insights into what is obscured from view. The actual work exists in a vacuum between the events, the space where nothing is.

The piece will rethink the relationship between everyday life and staging. Through site specific performances the piece will take place in the middle of everyday life, enter into well-known situations and create moments of magic. Audience and by-passers will experience a composition of movements, light, colours, music and speech, framing and staging the day-to-day life in new ways.

This work is part of the cycle, LIVING SPACES, which concerns with the four fundamental elements of life: love, sickness, aging, death. Its preceding parts took place in Berlin and Athens, which were about death and sickness respectively. This Hong Kong edition will look at love in its broadest sense.

The new piece will be premiered in Hong Kong as a part of the event programme at Connecting Spaces, a Hong Kong/Zürich based art lab initiated by Zürich University of the Arts

Written for and commissioned by SCENATET, ensemble for music and art, SPOR festival and Connecting Spaces Hong Kong – Zurich.

Production Team

  • Manos Tsangaris, Composer
  • Anna Berit Asp Christensen, Artistic Director SCENATAT
  • SCENATET, ensemble for music and art: on instruments – My Hellgren (cello), Kirsten Riis Jensen (violin), Sven Micha Slot (piano), Matias Seibæk (percussion), Frederik Munk Larsen (guitar); Anna Katrin Øssursdóttir Egilstrøð (voice); acting – Santayana Li; “the machinist” – Asp Christensen; video – Barbara Lubich; technics – Martin Schmitz; sound engineering – Anthony Yeung
  • Connecting Space Hong Kong, event coordination

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  • Connecting Spaces Hong Kong – Zurich / Zurich University of the Arts
  • SCENATET, ensemble for art & music
  • SPOR Festival

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