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Four performers in tight-fitting beige costumes stretch on a blue dance floor in front of a black background with a bright light spot.
© Ocean Seyer
Four performers in tight-fitting beige costumes stretch on a blue dance floor in front of a black background with a bright light spot.
© Ocean Seyer

Cuqui Jerez

Magical and Elastic

With this anti-spectacle performance blast Cuqui Jerez creates an extremely funny musical experiment, that you will need a while to recover from.

Tickets:

24 / 14 Euro (conc. from 9 Euro, 50% conc. with Festivalkarte)

Past dates

German Premiere

Thursday

8/25/22

8:30 PM

k1

120 Min.

Artist Talk

Friday

8/26/22

8:45 PM

k1

120 Min.

Saturday

8/27/22

8:45 PM

k1

120 Min.

Sunday

8/28/22

6:00 PM

k1

120 Min.

Two performers in tight-fitting beige body suits and short wigs with bangs. One standing in the background, the other sitting with closed eyes. Blue and green tones predominate, with a white light spot at the back.
© Ocean Seyer
Two bearded performers in tight-fitting beige bodysuits and wigs make stretching movements close to the floor, the floor is turquoise green, the background blue.
© Ocean Seyer
In front of a deep blue light cone, the black silhouettes of a badminton net and a standing performer can be seen in profile.
© Ocean Seyer
Two bearded performers in tight-fitting beige bodysuits and wigs lie on the floor, one on his stomach, the other propped up on an elbow. Their feet are touching, with a badminton net in the background.
© Ocean Seyer
Two bearded performers in tight beige bodysuits, brown fur jackets and wigs against a purple background. The one in front makes a dynamic kicking motion, white gauze bandages lie in front of them.
© Ocean Seyer
Two performers in the same wigs with bangs stand looking sad, close together in front of a black curtain, only their faces are illuminated.
© Ocean Seyer

Cuqui Jerez creates new realities and languages by turning the mechanics of theatre on its head and stretching its possibilities to the bursting point, much to the delight of the audience. After THE REAL FICTION sent Summer Festival audiences into a permanent state of laughter in 2008 and THE NOWNESS MYSTERY (2011) premiered at the festival, the Spanish conceptual artist is finally back at Kampnagel. In MAGICAL AND ELASTIC, she explores the narrative potential of music in collaboration with Óscar Bueno, linking experimental with popular references of the musical genre: silence and tension, song and dance, text and narrative are stretched, manipulated and deconstructed with everything the theatre has to offer. With a wink, she plays with expectations, styles, aesthetics and the genre itself. MAGICAL AND ELASTIC is a musical, the deconstruction of a musical and anti-musical all in one. It is a play with presentiment and temporality and a magical performance that leaves the audiences with their own idea of what they have seen (and no one without a reaction).

TEASER: Magical and Elastic

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A piece by: Cuqui Jerez and Óscar Bueno In collaboration with: Anto Rodríguez, Cécile Brousse, Javi Cruz, Louana Gentner & Gilles Gentner Music: Óscar Bueno in collaboration with Cuqui Jerez, Anto Rodríguez, Cécile Brousse, Javi Cruz & Louana Gentner Sound: Oscar Villegas Light & Technical Direction: Gilles Gentner Production Management: Dorothy Michaels

COPRODUCTION Kaaitheater, Centro de Cultura Contemporánea Conde Duque, BUDA, Festival TNT

WITH THE SUPPORT OF Acción Cultural Española (AC/E)