This is the new date, originally THE NOSE was scheduled for March 2020.
»I am myself!« exclaims The Nose when interrogated about where she belongs.
Major Kov, the self-claimed owner of The Nose (originally created by Gogol in 1836) wakes up one fateful morning and discovers that the central feature of his face has disappeared. The narcissistic and self-important man frantically runs around the town marshalling all the resources he has to find it. Meanwhile The Nose is seen parading through the chaos of Johannesburg with effortless authority.
Fast forward to the 21st Century, we find a wildly-reimagined interpretation of this absurd story explored through electrifying physical expression and fused dance styles framed by opera and rap, all conceptualized by the eccentric Hamburg-based South African choreographer and dancer Jessica Nupen.
Transformed from stage onto screen, The Nose is a full-scale hybrid film installation accompanied by live music. An original score and rap libretto by Canadian musician and rapper Josh »Socalled« Dolgin, directed and composed by South African musician Gareth Lubbe, The Nose responds to themes of greed, hierarchy and emancipation against an imploding backdrop of growing social tensions, political cataclysms and fake news. A spectacular set design together with an international ensemble of dancing singers and singing dancers leads an expedition into an absurd reality driven by superstition and revelation.
HERE is the evening sheet to download.