In his new group work MELANCHOLÍA, Josep Caballero Garcia questions the romantic relationship concept which has been passed down by Georg Friedrich Händel’s heroic opera »Giuglio Cesare in Egitto« since 1724 and uses the broad spectrum of human affect as a foundation for a piece about desirous bodies. The baroque opera heroes, who were driven by power and eroticism and once performed by castrati, are a vehicle for him and his team to think about the contradictory corporeal constructs of the West and to reconstruct them using their own bodies.
Concept, choreography, performance: Josep Caballero García
Performance: Lea Martini, Sheena McGrandles, Enis Turan
Music direction: Alexandra Holtsch
Music, singing: Hubert Wild
Music, speech song: Black Cracker
Dramaturgy: Anne Kersting
Stage design, costumes: Christin Vahl
Light design: Marek Lamprecht
Production management : Lea Connert
Project manager: Barbara Greiner
Hospitanz: Anna Sophie von Mansberg
A production of Queerpraxis GbR/ Josep Caballero García with Kampnagel Hamburg and the Theater Lüneburg, in co-produktion with HAU Hebbel am Ufer, supported by Fonds Doppelpass der Kulturstiftung des Bundes and the Ministry of Culture and Media Hamburg.