May 6, 2023
Feb 2, 2024
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The November in his soul drives Ishmael to the sea, curiosity and thirst for adventure to the dangerous business of whaling. He embarks on the Pequod amidst sailors from the farthest corners of the globe. On the vastness of the ocean, he discovers breathtaking beauty in the giant whales, but also nameless horror. And he meets a truly driven man in the shape of a hunter: With his head smoking and his blood boiling, Captain Ahab pursues in a mania for revenge the white whale that tore off his leg years ago. In the war against the horrors of the deep, the possessed man, the madman himself, hunts the Pequod and its crew across the merciless sea. The white monster appears to him as the embodiment of evil, as the limitation of man in general. It is nothing less than man's eternal struggle against nature, which he believes he can win.
MOBY DICK is one of the most powerful works of world literature: On almost a thousand pages, Herman Melville writes about the violence of the sea, the violence of the monster and the violence of man himself. Published in 1851, the epic of the century bursts all genres, meandering between adventure story, travelogue, encyclopaedia, sermon and philosophical treatise. It will be staged at the Bielefeld Theatre as an interdisciplinary spectacle with dance, drama, music and video.
Staging: Michael Heicks
Stage Design: Annette Breuer
Choreography: Gianni Cuccaro
Choreographic Collaboration & Training Management: Sarah Deltenre
Vocal Choir: Sibylle Krobs-Rotter
Video Art: Navid Razavi
Light Design: Johann Kaiser