Фото Андрея Безукладникова

Max Black or 62 Ways of Supporting the Head with a Hand

Based on notebooks of Paul Valery, Georg Christoph Lichtenberg, Ludwig Wittgenstein and Max Black
Staging and composition: Heiner Goebbels
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The first version of this performance was created in French at Theatre Vidy (Switzerland) in 1998.

Translation: M.Bozhovich, Maria Nikolayeva, Olga Fedyanina Light and set design: Klaus Gruenberg
Costumes: Jasmin Andreae
Sound design: Willi Bopp, Alexander Mikhlin

In this performance the actor, the sound, the lighting and pyrotechnic effects work as partners and co-authors of what happens on stage. Fire flashes and fragments from notebooks of great thinkers illustrate the inner life of a scientist, his manner of irradiations, his moments of despair. Director and composer Heiner Goebbels abandons traditional drama for a world in which mechanisms, fire and electricity, sounds and melodies tell us their stories in the same way that a human might – thus becoming tools for creating polyphony

Warning: One of the characters, the smell of sulfur, might aggravate allergies.

The performance is accompanied by English-language supertitles.

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