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Eraritjaritjaka, Musée des phrases

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Original Title Eraritjaritjaka, Musée des phrases
English Title Eraritjaritjaka, Museum of Phrases
Director Heiner Goebbels
Year 2004
Lenght 85 min


  • André Wilms y el Cuarteto Mondriaan de Amsterdam: Jan Erik van Regteren Altena (violín), Edwin Blankenstijn (violín), Annette Bergman (viola), Eduard van Regteren Altena (cello). Voz de niño: Jerémy Carruba. Voz de mujer : Florence von Gerkan


  • AUTOR DE LA OBRA: Sobre textos de Elias Canetti
  • COMPAÑÍA: Théâtre Vidy-Lausanne
  • DIRECTOR DE LA OBRA: Heiner Goebbels
  • MÚSICA: Johann Sebastian Bach, Gavin Bryars, George Crumb, Vassily Lobanov, Alexeij Mossolov, Maurice Ravel, Dmitri Shostakovich, Heiner Goebbels
  • DISEÑO DE SONIDO: Willi Bopp
  • DISEÑO DE VIDEO EN VIVO: Bruno Deville
  • DISEÑO DE VESTUARIO: Florence von Gerkan
  • REGIDOR: Nicolas Bridel
  • LUCES: Roby Carruba
  • ESCENARIO: Fabio Gaggetta, Nicolas Pilet
  • VIDEO EN VIVO: Bastien Genoux
  • VIDEO: Marc Perroud
  • ELÉCTRICOS: Stéphane Janvier y Thierry Kaltenrieder
  • TOUR MANAGER: Elizabeth Gay, bajo la dirección técnica de Michel Beuchat
  • PRODUCCIÓN: Théâtre Vidy-Lausanne
  • COPRODUCCIÓN: Schauspielfrankfurt (Alemania), Spielzeiteuropa I Berliner Festspiele (Alemania), Pour-cent culturel Migros (Suiza), T&M - Odéon Théâtre de l’Europe (Francia), Wiener Festwochen (Austria) y el apoyo de la Fundación Landis & Gyr y del Programa Cultura 2000 de Union Européenne (UTE, Réseau Varèse). Apoyo adicional de Pro Helvetia - Swiss Arts Council


Goebbels participates in FIBA with a multimedia staging titled Eraritjaritjaka, Museum of Phrases that includes texts from Bulgarian writer Elias Canetti. “Eraritjaritjaka” is a word that Canetti took from the Arunta language of the aborigines of Northern Australia which means “full of desire for something that has been lost”. This production, which has been presented since 2004 with great success, is the third part of a trilogy created by Goebbels with French actor André Wilms, who shares the stage with The Mondriaan Quartet. Wilms performs texts by Canetti, mainly from his autobiographical notebooks and from his book Crowds and Power in which Canetti analyzes human behavior under authoritarian regimes. These materials show the interest of Goebbels (who has a degree in Sociology) not only in working with elements from different disciplines, genres, and cultures but in creating a socially relevant art. The staging weaves live acts with technological mediation to become a fascinating live movie that defies the audience’s expectations and sense of reality. In Eraritjaritjaka we have a view of the world, theater, and music that is visually poetic, violent, and playful; Goebbels’ staging presents a search that is directed towards the human condition while it explores and transcends the limits between artistic disciplines.

Photo: Mario Del Curto


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