A music theatre about childhood by Ulrike Ruf
The Berlin Girls Choir shows childhood between light-heartedness and harsh reality, independence and heteronomy, projection surface and transfiguration.
With »…und weiße Lakritze aus Lammfell« (and white liquorice made of lambskin), director Ulrike Ruf has developed a musical theatre that addresses the complex projection surfaces and dynamics in dealing with childhood as a stage of life on several levels. Based on a cycle of poems by the Berlin poet Ulrike Almut Sandig, with compositions and sounds by Iris ter Schiphorst, played and sung by the Berlin Girls Choir, the piece reflects on questions of independence and heteronomy in childhood.
The scenes are deliberately dreamlike, vague and determined by an irrepressible urge to play, inspired by counting-off rhymes and clapping games as heard in schoolyards and playgrounds. At the same time, the underlying reality of a diffuse experience of violence remains palpably present in the play.
Berlin Girls Choir – Junior Choir
Clarinet: Uroš Rojko
Keyboard: Frederik Botthof
Voice: Ulrike Almut Sandig
Artistic direction: Ulrike Ruf
Composition: Iris ter Schiphorst
Lyrics: Ulrike Almut Sandig
Choreography: Gabriel Galindez Cruz
Dramaturgy: Patrick Klingenschmitt
Set design: Sabine Hilscher
Video projections: Regina Teichs
Lighting design: Jörg Bittner
Sound: Carlo Grippa
Musical direction: Juliane Roever
2nd choir director: Frederik Botthof
Vocal training: Elene Khonelidze
Tickets 16 €, reduced 12.50 €