This event occurs daily, every 1 day(s).
Stifters Dinge (“Stifter’s things”) is a play with no actors, a composition for five pianos with no pianists, a performance without performers — a no-man show. Light, pictures, murmurs, sounds, voices, wind and mist, water and ice — these devices usually act as mere props or set pieces, but in Stifters Dinge they become protagonists.
Writing in early 19th-century Bohemia, Adalbert Stifter focused his attention on non-human forces, natural phenomena and “things” we don’t really know how to name and explain. In a large-scale performative installation, world-renowned composer and theater artist Heiner Goebbels decelerates our sense of time to bring “Stifter’s things” to the forefront of our awareness. Evocative recordings by William S. Burroughs, Malcolm X, and Claude Levi-Strauss whisper throughout Goebbels’s soundscape, emphasizing the political implications of this newfound meditative space.
PA - Philadelphia
$20 & up per person
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