A VORTEX production.
Buster Keaton, Charlie Chaplin, the Lumière brothers and Fritz Lang - these are the familiar names of early film history. but it's just like this one really awful British band from the seventies, whose name escapes me at the moment, once sang: Who the fuck is Alice? This musical theater evening is dedicated to forgetting and its consequences - and tells the story of the world's first female film director: Alice Guy Blaché.
A woman stands on stage in a cinema. She makes a speech, but no one hears her. She walks up and down, but no one is watching. Finally, she remains in the place of oblivion, alone on a film set that is a cramped apartment.
Loosely based on Virginia Woolf's A Room Of One's Own and Jean-Luc Godard's Deux Ou Trois Choses Que Je Sais D'elle, with music from the song cycle Clairières Dans Le Ciel by Lili Boulanger.
The independent music theater ensemble VORTEX (Christoph Clausen & Paula Häfele) specializes in creating miniature worlds that defy language, combining an atmospherically dense soundscape with detailed choreography.
Music/Performance: Mathilde Vendramin
Director/text/stage: Christoph Clausen
Production management/dramaturgy: Paula Häfele
Lighting: Dennis Krauss
Technique Ringtheater: Shadi Farid