Program “Pavillon 21 MINI Opera Space”
With the publication of the 2010 Munich Opera Festival preview, the Bavarian State Opera presents the main program for the Pavillon 21 MINI Opera Space. The new temporary performance venue will be opened on June 24 with Christoph Schlingensief’s first project from the Opera Village in Burkina Faso. A vast array of further international artists from various artistic areas will explore new music theatre forms in the Pavillon 21 MINI Opera Space and invite the spectators on a voyage of discovery taking them to surprising sensory impressions. Further complementary events at the Pavillon 21 MINI Opera Space, jointly developed by the Bavarian State Opera and MINI, will make sure that Marstallplatz becomes a vibrant meeting place for Munich. The logo for the Pavillon 21 MINI Opera Space, now being presented for the first time, was developed by the Bureau Mirko Borsche.
Based on a model created by the Viennese architectural firm COOP HIMMELB(L)AU; the Bavarian State Opera, in cooperation with MINI, presents a new, temporary venue on Marstallplatz. The recently released preview of the 2010 Munich Opera Festival, in conjunction with which the opening will take place, presents the most important pillars of the program in which the Pavillon 21 MINI Opera Space will appear in ever changing form and design, creating space for a creative use of various artistic expressive means, and inviting the spectator to experience music theatre in combination with other art forms.
Opening event with Christoph Schlingensief
Christoph Schlingensief, an artist who derives his creativity from the widest variety of artistic areas and forms, has been invited to stage the première event. For the opening of the Pavillon 21 MINI Opera Space he builds a bridge to a further theatrical venue currently coming into existence: the Pavillon will become the stage for the first project from the organically growing Opera Village in Burkina Faso, where construction is scheduled to begin in 2010. The evening is also named after this place: Remdoogo – Zero Hour. “The children and adolescents who go to school in Remdoogo and attend music and film classes there learn from themselves, from their own culture, and not from all the things we may want to explain and impose on them,” says Schlingensief, describing his understanding of his work in Africa. Nothing will be imported to Remdoogo from Europe. Quite the contrary: Europe is being encouraged to “rob” from Africa! Remdoogo – Zero Hour is a first portion of the booty.
Besides Christoph Schlingensief, a large number of other artists from the fields of film, video art, performance art and the visual arts will appear at the Pavillon 21 MINI Opera Space and take the spectators on a voyage of discovery far beyond their usual reception habits to surprising sensory impressions. Further, supplementary events in the Pavillon 21 MINI Opera Space, jointly developed by the Bavarian State Opera and MINI, will see to it that Marstallplatz becomes a vibrant meeting place for Munich.
The realization of the Pavillon 21 MINI Opera Space and the implementation of its program is being made possible by private partners. The Bavarian State Opera thanks MINI for its support of this project, as well as the co sponsors EADS Defence & Security and the UniCredit Group, along with board member Nachmann Attorneys at Law.
December 15, 2009