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»reading tosca« – an exciting new choreographic reading of the puccini opera – is not a staging of this opera but rather a contemporary new composition in movement and sound.
in a polyphonic tableau the choreography unifies cruel poetry and discord, horrific images, sensitive portraits and increasingly ironic and critical reflections of society. puccini’s composition is deconstructed and the smallest particles appear as though originating from a hidden space. thus the music is also a poetic metaphor of fragility as well as a mirror of the opera’s inherent destructive power.
reality, desires and visions fall to pieces. in »reading tosca« everything can be reversed into its opposite; violence, torture, feelings of powerlessness, uncertainty and desire are intertwined into a brutal world full of inner conflicts.
»the spectacular final tableau swept the audience off their feet into ecstatic rounds of applause.« faz
»a choreographically convincing reading of the opera from the dancers’ perspective is the result. toula limnaios proves to be a choreographer with fantasy and a clearsighted interpreter of puccini’s opera.« neue züricher zeitung
tickets for upcoming performances
14 – 17 + 21 – 24 june in berlin
the cie. toula limnaios is institutionally supported by the state of berlin, senate administration for culture and europe.©2023
ralf r. ollertz, giacomo puccini
daniel afonso, francesca bedin, laura beschi, leonardo d’aquino, priscilla fiuza, alessio scandale, hironori sugata, karolina wyrwal
technical director/lighting design
antonia limnaios, toula limnaios
domenik engemann, jan römer