This production of The Firebird, directed by Janni Younge and choreographed by Jay Pather, is a puppet and dance performance set to Stravinsky’s original score. Janni Younge’s Firebird draws on the symbolism and dramaturgy of Fokine’s original choreography (based on figures from Russian folklore) and reinterprets them in a contemporary South African setting, using larger-than-life puppets and African dance forms.
Magic realism and surrealism in action. Real stories in times of crisis, violence, as well as love and hope. The cruel and devastating reality of the Latin American farmer in relation with its time, place and life itself. Customs and traditions, transformed in and confronted with contemporaneity.
Choreography & Direction: Alexander Carrillo
With: Alexander Carrillo, Fernando Derks.
Dramaturgy/Assistant: Carolina Ortega
Music: Tim Kienecker, Fernando Derks
Camera - Video & Sound Editing: Irene Izquierdo
Light-Design: Asier Solana
Photograph: Anastasia Coyto
Production: Alexander Carrillo
Supporters: DOCK 11 Berlin