A small coffeehouse with small chairs and tables: Eleven guests, dressed elegantly in hats,ruffles, fur and feather boas. Waiters, a piano player and a singer. Seems like from another time. Melancholy is omnipresent. The pianist starts to play „Kommt ein Vogel geflogen…“, the guests sing along. Memories of a childhood somewhere in the world awake. It’s been a pleasant time with family in this small village, far away. But there’s also been the second world war. Guests read from letters, talk about expulsion, distress, hunger, but also from their first love, their first dancing lessons and their relationship to nature. They sing the songs of their childhood and youth.
The perofmance’s musical accompainment will be Christoph Grund as the piano player and Birthe Bendixen as a singer. Christoph Grund arranges songs that are equally modern and traditional. Birthe Bendixen will try to bring back lost memories. The costumes and sceenery are designed by Silja Landsberg.
HERZTÖNE aks questions about our human existence: Youth and age, security and loss, home and new beginnings. It will be a soft but powerful performance, when songs revive a forgotten world.
The ensemble DIE PAPILLONS was founded 2016 in the aged care facility „Am Kreuzberg“. Director Christine Vogt works with residents suffering from dementia who become artists in this project. With HERZTÖNE the ensemble occurs in public now for the first time. The audience will be lead to very special areas and moments.
Due to the limited number of seats (70) we kindly ask you to book in advance by phone or e-mail.
Eduard Becker, Hanne-Lore Hühn, Ahmed Kaya, Maria Langgärtner, Bernd Leichsenring, Amadeus Schaltinat, Thorsten Schüler, Irène Swietapolk-Mirska, Udo Thiel, Herbert Wehe, Elvira Werthmüller
Live Music from and with:
Birthe Bendixen (vocals/voice taining), Christoph Grund (piano/composition), Amadeus Schaltinat (harmonika)
Concept/Direction: Christine Vogt
Conceptional support: Birthe Bendixen, Christoph Grund, Silja Landsberg
Costume/Sceenery: Silja Landsberg
Lightning: Sven Keufner
Assistent Director: Nina Kuyumcu
Assistent Care: Charlotte Hartmann, Jessica Kirchner, Anika Spereiter, Yvonne Zwissler
Production: Pflegewohnheim „Am Kreuzberg“ (UNIONHILFSWERK)
Funded by Unionhilfswerk-Förderstiftung