May 18, 20177:00 pm
Niemandslandhymnen by Sandeep Bhagwati.
An exceptional multidisciplinary event: Sandeep Bhagwati — composer, poet, director — creates a ritual performance for 10 singers and musicians, live-electronic sounds, ambient light and new technologies. Based on 13 poems in which he explores no man’s lands of different kinds — winds, algorithms, clouds, radiations, diasporas — he creates “trans-traditional” and “trans-sensory” anthems that explore the many resonances in our globalized existence — and invites the audience to roam, to listen, to imagine and commune in a wondrous space that reflects on our world at once so strange — yet so familiar.
For Sandeep Bhagwati, Niemandsland (no-man’s-land in German) is what exists in any space belonging to nobody and thus, belonging to everybody. In this spectacle, when purchasing their ticket audience members will have the opportunity to choose how they wish to involve themselves in this event. Those who opt for a seat will relate to the performance as observers, remaining slightly distanced from the action. Those who choose a spot in the open area, will enter a border free zone, freely roaming among other spectators and artists, living the full experience of Niemandsland.
Angélique Willkie, trickster-creator, dramaturgy; Sandeep Bhagwati, music director and staging; Nancy Bussières, light design; Alex Bachmayer, production design and costumes; Louis-Patrick Leroux, literary translator.
A Société de musique contemporaine du Québec, Matralab production.