Heiner Goebbels explores the fascinating and forbidding realm of puberty.

When the mountain changed its clothing

Heiner Goebbels, Vocal Theatre Carmina Slovenica

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‘What do young girls dream of? Of the knife and of blood.’ This quote from the French writer Alain Robbe-Grillet serves as the starting point for Heiner Goebbels’ latest piece in music theatre. Goebbels has created a collage of texts and music to explore the development of children into adults. Forty girls and young women from the world famous Vocal Theatre Carmina Slovenica aged between 10 and 20 constantly sway between childish innocence and the unpredictability of adolescence. Switching from medieval to folk works and contemporary music, they portray with unbelievable energy and great musical precision this fascinating and forbidding realm in which the old is no more and the new is still out of reach.


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