1998 - 2018

Nico and the Navigators - 20 years in Berlin








Diligently plowing the paths of change: Two decades after their founding, Nico and the Navigators firmly established themselves in Berlin and beyond. At the same time, the company remains loyal to ever-changing partners under changing coordinates: in order to unite different genres in equal dialogues, the ensemble with its idiosyncratic formats breaks the boundaries between opera, musical theater, performance, dance, drama, classical concert and installation.

In the anniversary year 2018, a world premiere, three distinctive pieces from the past few years and an exhibition intend to provide insights into the process of artistic creation, capturing perspectives of the past, of today and of tomorrow.

As our navigator ship has been setting out on its anniversary journey, we have made port at different occasions. There is of course the world premiere of ‘The Future of Yesterday’, in which four generations of navigators have embarked on a thematic and personal quest through two decades of ensemble history at the Sophiensaele. SILENT SONGS into the wild revolved around topics such as wandering and departure, about everlasting disaffection and loneliness in times of mass migration - current experiences mirrored in the songs of Schubert. In contrast to you, has been asking questions about the individual and social significance of freedom today. For an exhilarating end of the year 2018, we have once again revolved around forms of refuge in faith, religion, dogmas or rituals in a New Year's Eve presentation with the Petite Messe solennelle by Gioachino Rossini.

We would like to take this opportunity to once again thank our ensemble, all supporters, friends, sponsors and our loyal audience for the many unforgettable performances in this anniversary year!


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