Alchemy of Punk


Alchemy of Punk is a ground-breaking extravaganza, bringing together the greatest voices of classical opera, punk and industrial rock in an explosive spectacle, melting together theatrical and musical experience, video installation and live performance. Featuring the star soprano Simone Kermes, along with underground diva Mona Mur and the legend of industrial music En Esch (exKMFDM), Japanese butoh dancer Yoriko Maeno, improvisation dancer Meritxell Campos Olivé and many other great luminaries. Through the creation of this visual and musical installation and live performance, I am testing the relevancy of my theories and ideas as images on stage. In my work I am interested in challenging the existing norms of performing knowledge.

UPCOMING:
May 7. – 13, 2018
Screening of the Punk Opera, accompanied by live performances of the participating artists
at the former silent film theater, Delphi

Kulturzug, Berlin Breslau

FRESNOY, Studio National des Arts Contemporains, Tourcoing, France

Watermill Center, Long Island, USA

PREVIOUS PRESENTATIONS OF ALCHEMY OF PUNK INCLUDE:
March 2 – 6, 2017
at the Festival for Film on Theatre and Performance
at the Martin E. Segal Centre City University of New York
www.thesegalcenter.org

May 20, 2017
at In Process @ The Watermill Center
www.watermillcenter.org

May 25, 2017
at the Nuyorican Poetry Cafe, New York, Lower East Side
www.nuyorican.org

December 12/13,  2017
Presentation of the Punk Opera
at the Bolton University School of Arts, Bolton, UK,
in the framework of the 4th International Punk Scholars Conference and Post Graduate Symposium
www.punkscholars.net

December 29,  2017
Private view of the Punk Opera
at the Rifugio Lagazuoi, Provincia Cortina d’Ampezzo, Italy

11. January and 12. Fabruary 2018
Presentations of the Punk Opera
at the University of Arts Berlin