CHINA Hong Kong
With its performances Lichtbende brings light to life, fusing visual arts, music and theatre. Combining antique magic lanterns with live (new) music, since 2010 Lichtbende has created light art performances which make a multi-layered reality visible and tangible. Authentic and honest musical light theatre, created with lots of craftsmanship and love.
Stories without words, captivating a breathless audience. The stories are created with magic lantern images on a gigantic screen, moved and brought to life on the spot, connecting seamlessly with the live music. You see with your own eyes how the show is being created; the artists themselves sit and perform in front of the projection screen.
With its poetic associative shows Lichtbende is a highly respected name in the international performing arts world. For anyone who is open to new forms of theatre and who wants to be taken to a wonderful music- and light world.
By drawing on the original form of audiovisual media, Lichtbende ingeniously shows the magic involved in the creation of the first light images. The magic lantern is the film projector avant la lettre, invented in 1659 by Dutch scientist Christiaan Huygens.
Marie Raemakers - visuals, technique and performer
Rob Logister - visuals, technique and performer
Rop Severien - puppeteer and actor
MUSICIANS THEATRE SHOWS
Axel Schappert - trombone, tuba
Alex Simu - clarinet, flute
Helene Jank - multy instruments and vocals
Wilco Oomkes - acordion, synthesizer
Jorick Bronius - percussion, live electronics
Gerrie Meijers - organ
Jacqueline Hamelink - cello
Björk Níelsdóttir - vocals
Nina Künzel - vocals