"The elements do not stand for themselves; music, dance and theatre form a harmonious whole. The Navigators interpret the supposedly gloomy theme surprisingly freshly... Not everything is heavy and sad, rather all facets of death are depicted: Comedy, sadness, rage or melodrama. One is released into the night calmly and thoughtfully, refreshed by this life-affirming dance of death."
Elias Pietsch, 27.04.2019
"Der Theaterraum hat Wände, das Spiel kennt keine Grenzen. Nicht in der Zeit. Nicht im Raum. Nicht geographisch. Nicht kulturell. Nicht national. Ethnisch oder religiös sowieso nicht."
Petra Castell, 29.04.2019
"luring depth...heavy-blooded and at the same time very cheerful... in search of the exhilaration, the simple and the complicated, after a desert night or a spiritual inspiration... It is always the sensitive and the seekers who entrust themselves to the drug... But the drug can be many things. And so "Heaven in Pity" seems more mature than you might expect, smarter. And is strangely beautiful...The intoxication is a longing along the edge of a deep darkness."
Egbert Tholl, 25.11.2018
"The widened gaze...The onion, skinned, exposes a shaken core...But that's exactly what they want: to be caught in their deeply private messages...It's not by accident. It serves to widen the view into the mirror and onto the outside world. Not the worst prerequisite for continuing to make such an extraordinary musical theatre."
Jürgen Otten, December 2018
"...in their own characteristic handwriting of improvisation, eloquent body language, strong images... a multi-faceted, also self-ironic confrontation with their own artistic history and simultaneously a reflection about time... The long-lasting applause is interspersed with many bravos. The beginning of at least the next 20 years couldn't be more successful". O-Ton
Karin Coper, 7.10.2018
"...with their professional interdisciplinarity, their work on the Gesamtkunstwerk between Jaques Tati, Bach, Tiergarten and Cindy Lauper, Nico and the Navigators remain something very special."
Doris Meierheinrich, 4.10.2018
"That's what's really captivating about this production, that it indulges in memories and at the same time makes remembering itself its theme. The relationship to the past, to the own family history and to the artistic career... It is a quiet, tender anniversary evening, thoughtful and open..."
André Mumot, 2.10.2018
A moment of happiness emerges from a defeat... Strongly pictorial, Dadaistic, dreamy... The play with sense and nonsense distinguishes the award-winning troupe.
Ute Büsing, 2.10.2018
" Encouraging the self... Some of the pictures are almost painfully intense, often tragic and funny at the same time... Without fear of big feelings, with a little irony. Even if youth jargon is frowned upon - here it should be allowed: Geiles Theater!"
Andreas Montag, 2.10.2018
It really is the case that Schubert's classical Lieder have rarely seemed so fresh or been so cheerfully and ironically performed as they have by this ensemble, which fearlessly tears down frontiers.
Annette Stiekele, 12.01.2018
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