Phantom Ghost & Cosima von Bonin
Phantom Ghost & Cosima von Bonin, Berlin / Hamburg / Cologne
“Retrospectres – Phantoms and Ghosts (1999–2014)”
Music / Performance
- Length 100 min.
- In English and German
- Monday, 7 July 2014
- Haus der Berliner Festspiele, Main Stage
The duo Phantom Ghost is developing a dramatically heightened variety of classical “Lied” recitals. Composer, producer and theatre musician Thies Mynther and singer Dirk von Lowtzow (well-known through his band Tocotronic) extemporize in grand gestures, quoting classic Broadway musicals, Victorian poetry as well as Freudian psychoanalysis. For Foreign Affairs, Phantom Ghost’s music will be the starting point of a polymorphous, perverse installation. Visual artist Cosima von Bonin will provide a conceptually exalted stage design, using fluffy sea animals among others; design duo Augustin Teboul will dress the musicians in minimalist luxurious neo-Goth-Dandy costumes. A lecture on poultry and sea animals in dance theatre, held by dramaturge Eike Wittrock, is part of the programme, as is the intervention by puppeteers Rike Schuberty and Tucké Royale who will bring the seemingly dead sea dwellers to life for us.