BIS ZUM TOD
at Volksbühne am Rosa Luxemburg Platz, Berlin
20th and 21th of September 2014.
An opera by Markus Öhrn, Nya Rampen und Institutet
“Love is a burning thing
And it makes a fiery ring”
A satanic black-metal inspired opera on the destruction of the family. A guest approaches the haunted house and the 13 year old son chooses the dark path.
Bis Zum Tod completes a triptych dealing with the western middle class nuclear family structure: If Conte d’Amour (2010) described a story of vertical stepping down into the psychotic cellar of romantic love, while We love Africa and Africa loves us (2012) dealt with an outsourcing projection of inner chaos on a far away, imaginary continent, this third and final piece is dealing with love as a power of negation and a death drive mechanism of self-destruction inherent to the psycho-logic of the family.
Artistic direction, stage, video: Markus Öhrn
Music, composition: Janne Lounatvuori, Linus Öhrn, Derek Holzer
Costumes: Pia Aleborg
Text: Victoria Larsson, Markus Öhrn, Anders Carlsson
Production: Sina Kießling
Technical direction: Patrick Tucholski
Assistant director: Anne Herwanger
with: Jacob Öhrman, Elmer Bäck, Anders Carlsson, Rasmus Slätis, Janne Lounatvuori, Linus Öhrn, Derek Holzer