Ødipus REC.

Music theatre

Gare du Nord, Basel / 18. – 19.01.2020
Tojo Theater, Bern / 23. – 25.01.2020
Theater im Pumpenhaus / 3. – 4.04.2021 (Livestream)

How much insight is possible in a world in which we are constantly confronted with images and information? Are we blinded by the constant flow of visual information? The excessive pictoriality of our society, driven by economic interests, obscures the realities underlying it. “Ødipus REC.” takes Oedipus’ key encounter with Theresia as its point of departure and questions the ancient myth anew in terms of its topicality. It is about Oedipus’ guilt, about the blind spot of one’s own seeing, about the unsaid and unheard.
How do we – in a visually overstrained information society – move away from passive watching to a committed insight?
Listening as utopia.

Michael Taylor (Countertenor) | Thomas Douglas (actor) | Frederic Schultze (child) | Ensemble Lemniscate: Daniel Moreira (conductor, guitar) | Ellen Fallowfield (violoncello) | Azra Ramić (clarinet) | Gilles Grimaître (piano) | Miguel Ángel García Martín (percussion)

Artistic direction
The Navidsons: Till Wyler von Ballmoos (stage directing) | Ole Hübner (composition) |  Tassilo Tesche (scenography) |  Maria Huber (dramaturgy)| Maxine Devaud  – Maxinthewood Productions (production management)

Lisa Danulat (text)

A Produktion by The Navidsons in Coproduction with Gare du Nord and Theater im Pumpenhaus supported by Pro Helvetia – Schweizer Kulturstiftung | Ernst Göhner Stiftung | Fondation Nestlé pour l’Art | Kultur Stadt Bern | Swisslos – Kultur Kanton Bern | Burgergemeinde Bern | Schweizerische Interpretenstiftung SIS | Gesellschaft zu Ober-Gerwern | Gesellschaft zu Schuhmachern