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European Kitchen Encounters

VR-BANIA

COMPOSER

TEXT & DIRECTOR

VR DESIGNER

SET DESIGNER

COSTUME DESIGNER

PERFORMER

Manuel Zwerger

Carmen C. Kruse

Dani Hinestroza

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, Mariana Carnovali, Gesa Maria Kruse, Matthias Cantini & Dr. Elke Piskernik.

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VR-BANIA is a 35-minutes  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.

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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

Manuel Zwerger

Composer

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Dani Hinestroza

VR Designer

Philipp Lossau

Set Designer

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Vera Liulko

Costume Designer

Leo Morello

Performer

Anna Piroli

Performer

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Developed for
Virtual Reality Glasses.

Touring starting in June 2022.

For more information contact: 

contact(at)cocreations.eu. 

(c) 2021, Civic Opera Creations, Verein für Kunst, Kultur & Soziales, ZVR:1792837722, Austria