faustsbox

a new music theatre piece by Andrea Liberovici

Helga Davis Einstein on the beach

Ars nova ensemble

Jean Michel Lavoie

 

ANDREA LIBEROVICI

HELGA DAVIS

 

FAUST'S BOX

A trandisciplinary journey

Faust is alone and locked inside a box. He has already been damned. Faust is fleeing, not towards an outside world anymore, but within himself. He is on a quest to recover something urgent: his voice. We begin with a dialogue between Faust (the magnificent Helga Davis) and his shadow (the recorded voice of Robert Wilson).
On stage, one voice and 7 musicians perform a score which is at the crossroads of live, electronic and recorded music and performance as well as a visual environment, which brings us face to face with the illusions created by our own, contemporary Faust: Faust in a Box.
Andrea Liberovici has conceived a compelling a work of music, visual environmentc and theatre. A giant mirror frames the music, words and action. Liberovici’s experience in theatre, composition and visual mediacomes to maturity in a masterful work, in which many disciplines and talents become one single language, new and deeply expressive.

 

dates

France / Auditorium de Poitiers
11 February 2016 (creation)

France / Philarmonie de Paris
17 September 2016

Italy / Teatro Stabile di Genova
30 November - 4 December 2016

France / Festival Musica Strasbourg
26 September 2017

 

credits

FAUST'S BOX
a trandisciplinary journey

music, text, direction
Andrea Liberovici
voice
Helga Davis
conductor
Philippe Nahon / Jean-Michaël Lavoie (from 2018)
music performed by
Ars Nova Ensemble

narrator in the dark (recorded)
Robert Wilson
ghost-writer
Ennio Ranaboldo
artistic and technical coordination
Irene Novello
sound
Christophe Hauser
light and video
Jérôme Deschamps

Associate production
Ars Nova ensemble instrumental
Coproduction
Teatro del Suono / TAP Theatre Auditorium de Poitiers / Teatro Stabile di Genova
with the support of the Spedidam

duration of the show │ 1h10

photo © Arthur Pequin | Ars Nova

 
 
 
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ANDREA LIBEROVICi

Composer and theatre director, among other things...

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HELGA DAVIS

Helga Davis is an interdisciplinary artist based in New York.