»the spectacular final tableau swept the audience off their feet into ecstatic rounds of applause.« faz
»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.
uraufführung in koproduktion mit den bregenzer festspielen, bregenzer frühling, künstlerhaus mousonturm frankfurt/main, cie. toula limnaios. gefördert durch das npn
tours: bregenzer festspiele, frankfurt/main, berlin, hameln, krefeld, quito/ecuador, cartagena/spanien, nürnberg, ludwigshafen.

»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

konzept/choreographie: toula limnaios / musik: ralf r. ollertz, giacomo puccini / tanz/kreation: mercedes appugliese, fleur conlon, elik niv, kayoko minami, clebio oliveira, ute pliestermann, hironori sugata / lichtdesign: klaus dust, jan langebartels / kostüme: antonia limnaios, toula limnaios

videotrailer: ©2008 cie. toula limnaios
video: © walter bickmann, tanzforumberlin