A science fiction drag ritual and an experimental invocation for a constant distribution of desires based on visions and fantasies Shlomi Moto Wagner has experienced since he was three years old.
It explores transformations, mutations and remanifestations of the idea of being, the sensuality of being a body, the politics of having
a body and the poetics of sharing a bodily experience.
This solo music theater piece is a mythological and poetic reading of current pop culture and its academic discourse. The music of ancient
Jewish texts and invocations together with visionary tunes of composer Hildegard von Bingen from the 12th century is newly arranged with pop hits, techno compositions and contemporary feminist texts. All of this makes the opera performance a ritual of transformation.
Shlomi Moto Wagner is Mazy Mazeltov, is Wendy Williams, is Wisława Szymborska, is Fran Drescher, is Hélène Cixous and her Medusa is David Copperfield and Claudia Schiffer IN ONE BODY! And much, much more.
So, what is reality here and what is fiction? In times where a part of society wants to return to the gender roles of the 1950s, or even the 1940s, it is that much more critical to celebrate a festival of the imagination. Let’s make magic. And what comes out at the end? A concert, a drag queen musical, a monologue slam, a magic show, a bar mitzvah or simply a party with the people? Are the props ready? Powder, lipstick and glitter? All right!
Concept, Compositions and Performance: Shlomi Moto Wagner | Text by Shlomi Moto Wagner and inspired by Hildegard von Bingen + Jess Arndt + Wislawa Schimburska + Hélène Cixous | Musical Arrangements, Sound Design and Production: Shlomi Moto Wagner, Mike Closer, Tomer Levy (Status Zero) | Costumes and Stage Design: Shlomi Moto Wagner, Orli Baruch | Outside Eye and Dramaturgy: Daniel Brunet | Technical Direction and Lighting Design: Torsten Litschko | Production Management: Kim Walz | Photo: Jerun Vahle from the 2019 EXPO Festival | English Theatre Berlin | International Performing Arts Festival
Special thanks to Jörg Albrecht and the Berlin Performing Arts Festival who supported the initial creation of this piece.
This Wiederaufnahme is funded by
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