European Kitchen Encounters
TEXT & DIRECTOR
Carmen C. Kruse
Daniel Romero Calderon
Leo Morello, Anna Piroli
Winner of the CROSS Award (5th Edition)
Conceived by Carmen C. Kruse & Manuel Zwerger.
Commissioned by COCREATIONS, co-produced with
Developmental support by
Ariane Stamatescu, Judith Selenko, Dorian Bouchet, Leonora Scheib, Mariana Carnovali, Gesa Maria Kruse, Matthias Cantini & Dr. Elke Piskernik.
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VR-BANIA is a 35-minute Virtual Reality music theater performance by librettist/director Carmen C. Kruse and composer Manuel Zwerger. It features two performers (a singer and a musician), live-cooking, and the community of Verbania in an immersive exploration of the meaning of cooking and identity. Each performance for 15 audience members is followed by a shared risotto meal.
The core of the composition is the live preparation of the dish most mentioned during a series of community interviews, a risotto giallo con salsiccia in Verbania, - its movements are translated into a piece of acoustic, repetitive actions on prepared instruments and - combined with vocal recitation of original text, woven into an intricate exploration of the cities culture and traditions.
Carmen C. Kruse
Developed for Virtual Reality Glasses followed by a shared risotto with the team.
Touring starting in September 2022.
PERFORMANCES & TICKETS
IMPRESSIONS FROM THE DEVELOPMENT PROCESS
PREMIERE AT MUSIKTHEATERTAGE WIEN
September 2022 - Vienna
RECORDING DAYS AT METROPOL
Juni 2021 - Vienna
WORKSHOP II AT SCHLOSS UNTERLOIBL
May 2021 - Ferlach, Carinthia
INTERVIEW WORKSHOP IN VERBANIA
February 2020 - Lago Maggiore, Italy
(c) 2022, Civic Opera Creations, Verein für Kunst, Kultur & Soziales, ZVR:1792837722, Austria