Malwina Stepien, dancer | Martin Angiuli, dancer | Rachel Koblyakov, violin | Javier Aznárez, violin | Josh Henderson, viola | Kathryn Schulmeister, double bass | Jean Laurenz, trumpet | Noè Rodrigo Gisbert, percussion
choreography and concept
arrangements and composition
Music by Louis Andriessen, Johann Sebastian Bach, Keno Hankel, Maurice Ravel, et al.
world premiere | a production of LUCERNE FESTIVAL
For anyone ages 9 and up | Duration: 50 minutes
Who hasn’t dreamed of standing in the limelight and being admired by the crowd? “In the future everyone will be world famous for 15 minutes,” Andy Warhol once oracularly said. Considering how people present themselves today in social media and in ubiquitous talent shows, his vision of the future seems indeed to have become reality. This third new production from Young Performance revolves around the human desire for recognition and its problematic side effects such as vanity and narcissism. Which is more desirable: to be famous and to get as many fans as possible, as measured by Facebook “likes,” or to accomplish something with genuine friends? Six musicians and two dancers will address this question.