Reporting directly from the production set, I will draw the behind the scenes of “Orfeo”, by Susanne Kennedy, Suzan Boogaerdt, Bianca van der Schoot, with the Solistenensemble Kaleidoskop, that will be performed between 18-20, 26-27, 30 September and 1-4 October at Martin-Gropius-Bau. The notable element of this production is that it is conceived as a parcours, resulting in an immersive experience – the set is built as a succession of different rooms that the viewer/immerser will explore, one by one, meeting (several) Eurydikes and Orfeos. The music, played for 9 hours straight, derives from Monteverdi’s “L’Orfeo”.

As an observer, I will have the chance to see how all this is put together, from technical to formal.

“Orfeo” can be experienced from 30 September to 4 October, 2015 at Martin-Gropius-Bau. More drawings by Alex Bodea on her blog Chronicler of Short Lived Moments.