Analysis - The Whole Song
21.12 – 22.12.2011
Analysis – The Whole Song is the final piece in a trilogy on contemporary opera. After The Ballad of Ricky and Ronny – a Pop Opera (2007) and Ricky and Ronny and Hundred Stars – a Sado Country Opera (2010), MaisonDahlBonnema are now entering into dialogue with the new media.
It will be a journey through time and space in which our protagonists, Ricky and Ronny, find themselves in various historical situations and confront iconic historical figures. It will be a contemporary, poetic, mythical and religious story, a spiritual quest full of questions and encounters, where one can feel the whole of human history vibrating.
Hans Petter Dahl provides the musical compositions and Anna Sophia Bonnema writes the lyrics. You can expect a concert full of cries from the heart.
'Successful existential crisis among everyday matters and pop cultural references.'
Bergens Tidende on Analysis- The Whole Song
MaisonDahlBonnema consists of the duo of Hans Petter Dahl and Anna Sophia Bonnema. In 1995 they set up the performance group Love & Orgasm, and in 2003 MaisonDahlBonnema, a ‘centre for virtual concepts that launches new collections of ideas in the form of clothing, music, video and words’. In addition to their personal work, since 1999 they have both played an important part in the productions by Jan Lauwers & Needcompany.
concept, performance, libretto, design Anna Sophia Bonnema | concept, performance, composition, design Hans Petter Dahl | production management Luc Galle | animation, design & graphic concept Jan Bultheel | trainee 3D artist Peter Paul Milkain | costumes Lot Lemm | production MaisonDahlBonnema & Needcompany & M-A-P | co-production
BIT Teatergarasjen (Bergen), in association with kunstencentrum BUDA
(Kortrijk), 3D Square / HOWEST (Kortrijk), Kaaitheater (Brussel), with residencies in ImPulsTanz (Wien), PACT Zollverein (Essen) | support Vlaamse Gemeenschap