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Der Sandmann (please organize ticket yourself)

Hosted by the Consul of the Duesseldorf Performing Arts Passion Group
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Took place 2 months ago
Fri 21 Sep 19:00 - 22:00

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Let's get a little bit spooky....

Before reopening at the Schauspielhaus on Gustaf-Gründgens-Platz: director Robert Wilson, celebrated worldwide for his original aesthetics, and British singer-songwriter Anna Calvi bring to life E. T. A. Hoffmann's sombre horror story Der Sandmann.

The Protected content , delicately drawn narrative takes its origin from an early childhood trauma: The father of little Nathanael, a secret alchemist, crashed in an explosion. The boy believes the tragic event must be related to the Sandman, whom the mother often tells. He scatters sand in the eyes of children who do not want to sleep, until they jump them bloody to the head. A gruesome bedtime story that Nathanael will never let go.

Enchanted eye glasses, living dolls and magic fire - Robert Wilson's subtle light compositions, precise movements and bold stage settings blur the line between reality and delusion. Anna Calvis dramatic rock sets the musical with contrast.

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