In a Masterclass project Nicola Hümpel and students of the Otto Falckenberg School deal with the topics of ecstasy and intoxication. Their results will be shown at the Münchner Kammerspiele and the Berliner radialsystem.
From the jury statement by Klaus Völker: “Julia Windischbauer works out roles in her very own way. Stories reveal themselves to her less through images and much more through words. Reading again and again, sensing the charm and meaning of the stories, she opens up the most diverse facets of a character. It was a stroke of luck for her that Nicola Hümpel organised a workshop at the Otto Falckenberg School, which resulted in the co-production Heaven in Pity, a project with students and three musicians from Nico and the Navigators’ about the longing to let go, about calculated and uncontrollable lapses into bodily ecstasy. In the performance, which was also seen as a guest performance in Berlin, Julia Windischbauer can optimally bring her multi-layered character drawing to bear, her concentrated, strictly structured body control, her sensitivity. With her, everything really hangs by a thread. An emotional artist. An expert with whom nothing is ‘made’. No poses, always posture.
Heaven in pity
“How much intoxication does a society need and which drug fits today?”
Nicola Hümpel developed an evening with students from the Otto Falckenberg School in Munich: About the longing for letting go, about calculated and uncontrollable derailments in the body’s own ecstasies as well as about the causes and consequences of intoxication and anaesthesia.
Three students of the second year are engaged in scenic and musical improvisations on these themes and deal with themselves as well as with substances that expand or constrict consciousness. In doing so, they question: What is a good intoxication, what is a bad intoxication? What does it bring to me, to society? A musical evening, accompanied by three musicians from Nico and the Navigators.
A production of the Otto-Falckenberg School and the Münchner Kammerspiele in co-production with NICO AND THE NAVIGATORS.
“Alluring depth … heavy-blooded and at the same time very cheerful … in search of the intoxication, the simple and the complicated, of a desolate night or a mind-brightening inspiration … It is always the sensitive and the seekers who confide in the drug … But the drug can be many things. And so ‘Heaven in Pity’ seems more mature than one might expect, wiser. And is strangely beautiful … The intoxication is a yearning along the edge of a deep darkness.”
At the same time there would be a guest performance by Markus&Markus in the Werkraum. It's obvious where you'd rather go that evening at the Kammerspiele: To Kammer2 for "Heaven in Pity," a heavy-blooded and at the same time very cheerful evening that Nicola Hümpel has worked out with three students from the Otto Falckenberg School. Among them: the Art Nouveau beauty Julia Windischbauer, the busy Pauline Werner and the cranky Nick Romeo Reimann. They are joined by three musicians, singer Ted Schmitz, closely related to Nick Cave, guitarist Tobis Weber and drummer and sound inventor Philipp Kullen. Great musicians, but Windischbauer sings more beautifully. And Werner louder. Under Hümpel's guidance, the three students set out with songs, a collage of texts and their bodies in search of intoxication, the simple and the complicated, a desert night or a mind-brightening inspiration. "It is always the sensitive and the seekers who confide in the drug." But the drug can be many things. And so "Heaven in Pity" seems more mature than one might expect, wiser. And is strangely beautiful. "Intoxication is a yearning along the edge of a deep darkness."
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