There’s this wish in art: to retreat from society, yet to reflect on it and influence it. A wish to send messages from up in the mountains, reconsidering what it means to be human, with all the impulses and emotions. In his longing for a sublime world, Hölderlin’s Hyperion wavers between manic-depressive and hallucinatory-euphoric states. His attempts to harmonically unite art and beauty, the gods, nature, love and revolution are doomed to fail: The epistolary novel stands for a contradictory and ultimately disappointing project of modernity. For Fabrice Mazliah, Kiriakos Hadjiioannou and Ensemble Modern, Hyperion has become a medium of work in order to find the right frequencies for a contemporary epistolary performance. “Hyperion” is the second part of the series “Higher States”, which tries to comes to terms with altered states of consciousness.
CONCEPT: Kiriakos Hadjiioannou
DIRECTORS: Fabrice Mazliah and Kiriakos Hadjiioannou
MUSICAL COMPOSITION: Ensemble Modern
FROM AND WITH: Tamara Bacci, Eva Böcker, Kiriakos Hadjiioannou, Megumi Kasakawa, Fabrice Mazliah, Giorgos Panagiotidis, Nancy Stamatopoulou, Sava Stoianov, Dietmar Wiesner
DRAMATURGY: Margarita Tsomou, Bernhard Siebert
SOUND ARTIST: Johannes Helberger / KLING KLANG KLONG
SET DESIGN: Urs Steiner
LIGHT DESIGN AND TECHNICAL DIRECTOR: Jost von Harleßem
COSTUMES: Orsalia Parthenis
SOUND DIRECTOR: Alexander Kolb
OUTSIDE EYE, PRODUCTION ASSISTANCE: Katerina Drakopoulou
PRODUCTION MANAGEMENT: Antibodies, Johanna Milz, Ensemble Modern.
Production: Antibodies, MAMAZA and Ensemble Modern in co-produktion with Kaserne Basel and CRESC… Biennale für Moderne Musik Frankfurt Rhein Main.
Supported by Hessisches Ministerium für Wissenschaft und Kunst, Kulturamt der Stadt Frankfurt, Fachausschuss Tanz und Theater der Kantone Basel Stadt und Basel Land, Stanley Thomas Johnson Stiftung.
In cooperation with Künstlerhaus Mousonturm and Tanzhaus Zürich.