Musiktheater Music & Sound Theatre & Performance

In BLACK EURYDICE / SCHWARZE EURYDIKE / EURYDICE NOIRE, kainkollektiv investigates the systematic exclusions that occurred with the implementation and emergence of European opera: the position of woman and women and the contemporaneous onset of colonial history. An (Afro)futuristic, feminist, and postcolonial counter opera will be devised from the analysis of Claudio Monteverdi’s “Orfeo”, which may possibly even be the first opera altogether, with its title only naming the male protagonist. Together with five contemporary composers from Cameroon, South Africa, Iran, Canada, and Europe, who overwrite the baroque music with visionary contemporary compositions, a new vision of a future for musical theatre comes up in the form of a digitally drawn live performance superheroine story.

partners in crime


From and with: Anelisa Stuurman, Anna Homann, Antje Kuhfeld, Bianca Künzel, Catherine Jodoin, Edith Voges Nana Tchuninang, Fabian Lettow, Hannah Busch, Henning Streck, Kerstin Pohle, Melissa Müller, Mirjam Schmuck, Nima Aghiani, Pélagie Alima, Richard Behrens, Sarah Bigdeli Shamloo, Silvia Dierkes, Vanessa Chartrand-Rodrigue, Zdravka Ivandija Kirigin


Gefördert vom Hauptstadtkulturfonds, der Kunststiftung NRW, dem Ministerium für Kultur und Wissenschaft des Landes Nordrhein-Westfalen und der Stadt Bochum. Ein Projekt von kainkollektiv in Koproduktion mit dem tak Berlin und dem FFT Düsseldorf.