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European Kitchen Encounters

VR-BANIA

COMPOSER

TEXT & DIRECTOR

VIDEO DESIGNER

SOUND DESIGNER

SET DESIGNER

COSTUME DESIGNER

PERFORMER

Manuel Zwerger

Carmen C. Kruse

Daniel Romero Calderon

Leo Morello

Philipp Lossau

Vera Liulko

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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Experience closeness

in performace like

never before...

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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. 

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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.

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THE TEAM

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Carmen C. Kruse

Stage Director

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Manuel Zwerger

Composer

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Philipp Lossau

Set Designer

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Vera Liulko

Costume Designer

Leo Morello

Performer

Anna Piroli

Performer

Developed for Virtual Reality Glasses followed by a shared risotto with the team.

Touring starting in September 2022.
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PERFORMANCES & TICKETS

FERLACH

SCHLOSS UNTERLOIBL

Jun 23 | 18:00

€ 20, €10 (erm)

FERLACH

SCHLOSS UNTERLOIBL

Jun 24 | 18:00

€ 20, €10 (erm)

FERLACH

SCHLOSS UNTERLOIBL

Jun 25 | 15:00

€ 20, €10 (erm)

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