Boris Nikitin


A proposal from Vidy
Presented at ECAL
theatre, performance, music / 1h30
Price S (except special prices)
Thursday 23.03, 07:00 pm
Friday 24.03, 09:30 pm
Saturday 25.03, 05:00 pm
Sunday 26.03, 02:00 pm

This Hamlet is not Hamlet. Androgynous and faltering, performer and electro musician Julian Meding becomes ensnared in reality much like the Shakespearean prince. A piece somewhere between biography and queer performance, accompanied by a Baroque quartet.

This Hamlet is not Hamlet. Owing to the young director Boris Nikitin and the fascinating performer and electronic musician Julian Meding, the plot of Hamlet does not take place in a faraway heroic Denmark, but here and now. Somewhere between a biography and a queer performance, the piece is accompanied by Der musikalische Garten, a baroque quartet from Basel. The androgynous and faltering Julian Meding is just like Hamlet, unsettled by an exceedingly threatening and grotesque reality – until he decides to trick it.

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Design and staging:
Boris Nikitin
Boris Nikitin
Julian Meding
Nadia Fistarol
Boris Nikitin
Uzrukki Schmidt
Der musikalische Garten
Georg Lendorff
Elvira Isenring
Dramaturgy and sound:
Matthias Meppelink
Benjamin Hauser
Dóra Kapusta

Julian Meding
Der musikalische Garten:
Annekatrin Beller (Violoncelle)
Karoline Echeverri Klemm (Violon)
Daniela Niedhammer (Clavecin)
Germá Echeverri Chamorro (Violon)

Annett Hardegen
Théâtre de Vidy – Kaserne Basel – Gessnerallee, Zurich – Ringlokschuppen, Mülheim an der Ruhr – HAU-Hebbel am Ufer Berlin – Münchner Kammerspiele

With the support of:
Pro Helvetia – Fondation suisse pour la culture – Fondation Ernst Göhner – Pour-cent culturel Migros – Kunststiftung NRW – Commission danse et théâtre de Bâle-Ville et Bâle-Campagne