Toccata. A Nightpiece
Robert Schumann, composer and writer, born in 1810 in Zwickau, died in 1856 in the lunatic asylum of Bonn-Endenich. 46 years of life -
What was the inner life of this man; what were his perceptions of the world?
What happens if his music materialises in the form of puppet figures on a stage?
An experiment with identities, intimations of another self, encounters with fantastic beings, ghosts and doppelgangers.
A kaleidoscope of intermingling motifs is created by a Hammond organ M3, words from Schumann’s diary, puppet figures and automatons; indepen- dently, as well as in amplification of each other, they produce a harmony.
puppets & play: Michael Vogel
live - music: Charlotte Wilde
directed by: Frank Soehnle
Coproduction with FITS Figurentheater Stuttgart
Four prizes at the International Festival “Animacje” 2002 in Bielsko-Biala, Poland
2nd prize at the Theatre Award of the Stuttgarter Zeitung 2001