The Nose

2021

Dance/Rap/Opera

UA TBD

Credits:

Concept, Choreography and Artistic Direction: Jessica Nupen
Music, Composition & Libretto: Josh Socalled Dolgin (Joshua Dolgin)
Musical Director: Thuthuka Sibisi
Props and Costumes: Joel Janse van Vuuren
Stage Design: Wilhelm Disbergen
Visual Arts: Dolph TV
Dramaturgy: Maria Isabel Hagen
Choreographic Assistance: Oscar Buthelezi
Production Manager: Fanny Roy
Press and Public Relations: Ulrike Steffel
Media Content:Anouk Jans, Yannick Müller
Director’s Assistance: Fides Rosa Wallis
Musical Ensemble: Lisa Lammel, Lucas Schwengebecher, Ruben Jeyasundaram, Yogi Jockusch, Lydia Schmidl, Konstantin Bessonov, Johannes Hirt, Jonathan Murphy, Roun Zieverink
Singers: Luvo Rasemeni, Siphesihle Mdena, Ernestine Stuurman, Thando Mpushe, Babalwa Mdayi, Pumza Mxinwa
Dancers: Teboho Letele, Oscar Buthelezi, Eugene Mashiane, Sussera Olyn, Otsile Masemola, Lesego Dihemo
Dance Photos: Meyerli Productions
Singer Photos: Joshua Dolgin
Stage Photos: Steve Thomas

In co-production with: Kampnagel Centre for the International Arts, Hessisches Staatstheater Wiesbaden, Movement Metropolitan e.V., LKB Gallery
Artistic cooperation: Moving Into Dance Mophatong, Cape Town Opera

Funded by Fonds TURN der Kulturstiftung des Bundes/Federal Cultural Foundation of Germany, Behörde für Kultur & Medien Hamburg, Alfred Toepfer Stiftung, Cassens Stiftung, Berit and Rainer Baumgarten Stiftungsfonds unter dem Dach der Hamburgischen Kulturstiftung, Hamburgische Kulturstiftung, Rudolf Augstein Stiftung, Canada High Commission, Dieter & Elisabeth Ammer and privat funders. Also funded by Claussen-Simon-Stiftung.

Other partners: DAL Deutsche Afrika-Linien, KoopLoft, Tonali

Hamburg-based South African choreographer Jessica Nupen reinterprets Nikolai Gogol’s illustrious fable »THE NOSE« in the form of an imaginative full-scale dance rap opera. Set in a modern epoch eroded by political cataclysms, fake news and growing social tensions, a nose departs from its owner’s face and embarks on a journey of self-determination, attaining a higher rank and status. An original score and rap libretto by Canadian musician and rapper Josh “Socalled” Dolgin responds to global themes of greed, hierarchy and emancipation. A spectacular set design together with an international ensemble of dancing singers and singing dancers create a unique reality driven by superstition and revelation.

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