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.

 

PUNK OPERA – TIMELINE
Previous presentations:

May 11-13, 2018 
Premiere of the Punk Opera, accompanied by live performances of the participating artists at the former silent film theater Delphi, Berlin.

January 11 and February 12, 2018 
Presentations of the Punk Opera at the University of Arts Berlin

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

December, 12/13, 2017
Bolton University of Arts, UK – Presentation of the Punk Opera in the framework of 4. International Punk Scholars Conference and Post Graduate Symposium.

May 25, 2017
The Punk Opera staged as a live show at the legendary Nuyorican Poets Café, New York

May 20, 2017
The Punk Opera staged as a live show in the framework of In Progress @ Watermill Center. As an outcome of the artist residency at the Watermill Center, an invitation of Robert Wilson.

March 3, 2017
The Punk Opera Alchemy of Punk, at The Martin E. Segal Theatre Center, City University of New York, Spring 2017 Season.

Upcoming presentations:
July 26, 2018
Presentation of the Punk Opera during the opening of PLACES – contemporary art festival at Palazzo Ca‘ Zanardi, Venice.

July 27, 2018 to September 13, 2018
The Punk Opera at PLACES festival in the framework of the International Architecture Biennial in Venice at THE ROOM Contemporary Art Space, Venice.

October 12 & 13, 2018
The Punk Opera at the Jazz Institut, UdK Berlin

2019: Art Train / „Kulturzug Berlin Breslau“ – screenings of the Punk Opera during the train journey between Berlin and Breslau.