Different Trains by Steve Reich at Judiska Teatern
Revival opening April 18 2012, concerts through May 4
What happens when numerous different works of art come together and make up something new? Different Trains is an example of this and an example of Pia Forsgren's ability to move between and combine various art forms to a new and independent work - something that has made the Jewish Theatre a ground breaking stage for performance art.
The basic idea was the American composer Steve Reich's Different Trains, a piece in three parts written for a string quartet in which melodies are interspersed with recorded, authentic voices. Reich spent a lot of time in his childhood traveling by train between the American West and East coasts. Had he instead lived in Europe during this time, the early 40's, he would have, being a Jew, travelled on entirely different trains.
Pia Forsgren made the bold choice to let the Flesh Quartet perform Different Trains. She also asked them to compose and perform a new piece - Tears Apart. At the same time she realized a long-cherished dream - to build a set design in glass. The design by artist Ann Wåhlström is ravishing and surrounds the audience as well as the musicians - open to all interpretations.
Direction, concept and set design Pia Forsgren
Music the Fleshquartet
Glass design Ann Wåhlström
Lighting design Hans-Åke Sjöquist
Costume design Mikael T. Zielinski
JUDISKA TEATERN / THE JEWISH THEATRE
Tickets by phone: +46 8 663 12 12
Djurgårdsvägen 59, 115 25 Stockholm, Sweden
Published: 12-03-23 09:23
by Kristin Rapp