they move. they are close. they want to talk to you.
In CLOSE/D, choreographer Susanne Marx and operamaker Kirsten Schötteldreier are further
developing the idea of a moving choir. Extracts from Masse und Macht by Elias Canetti are combined
with the personal considerations of the singers; both texts speak about their personal fear of the
other and the urge to withdraw into private spaces. Composer Natalia Dominguez Rangel has created
a new musical piece based on the text. Speech merges into singing and movement morphs into sound.
Susanne Marx's work is concerned as much with the sociological phenomena as the movement
of a mass versus the individual. Different behaviours in a diverse cultural society are another
focus of her work. She is fascinated by how these differences manifest and how they are often
more close to each other then expected. Kirsten Schötteldreier supports and develops the unique,
individual voices to create a heterogenous choir, where the individual word still can be heard.
concept & choreography Susanne Marx musical direction Kirsten Schötteldreier composition Natalia Dominguez Rangel assistance Birgit Wieger performer Micha van Dam, Marloes Vermijs-Smit, Gerda Peet, Fred Alexander Dwarshuis, Barbara Henkes, Sydney Jackson, Miranda Driessen, Patricia Werner Leanse, Moreen Beentjes, Nanny Roed Lauridsen, Irene Fischer, Birgit Wieger, Jozet van Sloten, Johannes Snijder, Jens Ramdor, Margo Groeneveld, Trix Reijn, Persephone Abbott, Vesna Miletic, Annemarie Ooft, Amazon Navitel, Almudena Ballesteros Parejo, Marijke de Wit, Gerthe Lamers