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Christoph Marthaler

First time in France

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Enharmonics is a musical composition approach based on the fact that two notes with different names can produce the same sound. According to Christoph Marthaler, human relationships would be impossible if human beings didn't use and abuse enharmonics. Seating or laying down on a king-size bed, a singing couple reviews an eclectic repertoire ranging from serial music to Michel Polnareff, by way of Bach and the Jackson Five. In this comedy that approaches boulevard theatre, the characters coexist without really perceiving each other and dreams take precedence over reality. Christoph Marthaler was associate artist at the Festival d'Avignon in 2010.


direction Christoph Marthaler
music Bendix Dethleffsen
scenography Duri Bischoff
dramaturgy Malte Ubenauf
costumes Sarah Schittek
lighting HeidVoegelinLights

with Tora Augestad, Michael von der Heide, Bendix Dethleffsen, Nikola Weisse


production Theater Basel

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