From Barry Lyndon to Star Wars, from Ornette Coleman to Madonna, from traditional Jewish music to Nicki Minaj, from Dick Tracy to Jacques Derrida: The Seventy Deadly Sins is a wild ride between sense, sin, senses and sensuality, a musical performance of smallest compositions and large musical forms, cultural references, quotations, images, outfits and gestures. Solistenensemble Kaleidoskop teams up for the first time with artist and director Ariel Efraim Ashbel and shows their particularly playful side for this world premiere. The Seventy Deadly Sins is shown at radialsystem Berlin from August 6 to 8. Tickets are on sale now!
“The Seventy Deadly Sins” unfolds into ever-changing, unexpected scenes defined by unpredictable dramaturgy and absurdist humor: A potted plant taken for a walk, a tearful flag march, a game of hide-and-seek behind the double bass, a brief baroque dance that spills into an opulent Broadway number. Together Kaleidoskop and Ariel Efraim Ashbel and friends paint whimsical images that linger in the mind and are woven into a new musical composition by composer Ethan Braun. The evening bounces back and forth in almost operetta-like fashion between different musical references and forms and dives into ever new emotional worlds. The musicians oscillate between operatic, symphonic grandeur and a light-footed wit. Supported by singer Jessica Gadani, Kaleidoskop enters a speculative world in the stage design of artist Paul Maheke, which functions according to its own rules and is constantly changing, and in which the performers continue to peel themselves out of their human shells.
Artistic direction: Ariel Efraim Ashbel
Musical direction & composition: Ethan Braun
Stage & costumes: Paul Maheke
With: Fatima Agüero, Mia Bodet, Anna Faber, Jessica Gadani, Boram Lie, Ildiko Ludwig, Yodfat Miron, Michael Rauter, Mari Sawada, Daniella Strasfogel
Light design: Joseph Wegmann
Sound design: Olivia Oyama
Stage construction: Jörg Fischer
Assistant director: Jakob Wittkowsky
Masks & costume assistance: Aline Sauer
Photos: Dan Caetano
Documentation: Christina Voigt
Production: Solistenensemble Kaleidoskop (Nina Braatz, Anna von Glasenapp, Michael Hohendorf, Volker Hormann, Alexander Krupp, Boram Lie)
Costumes in collaboration with Sample-cm Berlin
Thanks to: Marcus Barros Cardoso
We kindly ask our audience to plan a little more time and to come to the event in time due to the possibly slower admission than usual. The event will be held in accordance with the applicable hygiene regulations. Information on our protection and hygiene measures can be found here:
A production of Solistenensemble Kaleidoskop in collaboration with Ariel Efraim Ashbel and friends. Supported by the German Federal Cultural Foundation and the Senate Department for Culture and Europe.
Media partners: Ask Helmut, ExBerliner, rbb Kultur, taz and tip Berlin.