Ro Theater, zaal
21h00 - 21h50

A solo with missing choir

"Stirring, seductive, serene, introspective, meditative and suddenly perilous and rock & roll again. This production grabs the viewer by the throat."
- VSCD Mime Jury -

1: SONGS is a solo performance presented as a concert, a Liederkreis, an existential exercise for a singing body. The enthralling performer Ibelisse Guardia Ferragutti surrenders her voice to the intense words of tragic female figures from the history of theatre, figures such as Antigone, Medea and Gretchen, in perfect symbiosis with contemporary electronic music composed by Gary Shepherd. Praised theatre maker and choreographer Nicole Beutler received the prestigious VSCD-Mime award for 1: SONGS. The piece also won the Silver Award for Best Performance (Special Jury Award) in The International Festival of Liberal Theater, Amman, Jordan.

Watch the trailer of 1:SONGS!

concept, direction, choreography: Nicole Beutler
performer: Ibelisse Guardia Ferragutti
made in collaboration with: Sanja Mitrovic
music composition & performance: Gary Shepherd
text advice & artistic assistance: Magne van den Berg
lighting design: Minna Tiikkainen
video design: videomachas.com(Susanna Brenner/Helle Lyshoj)
costumes: Jessica Helbach
dramaturgic advice: Igor Dobricic
rehearsal assistance: Giulio d'Anna
music advice: Aleksandar Grujic
technique: Paul Schimmel
supported by PACT Zollverein Essen & Frascati Amsterdam
sponsor: XOVER Sound System K Array, Raul Mini
coproduction: NBprojects & Beursschouwburg Brussel
thanks to: Felix Ritter, Maurits Musch, Alan Razzak, Berthe Spoelstra (voice coaching)
PR-photography: Anja Beutler