Juliette Rahon & Co is a multidisciplinary artists Ensemble based in Leipzig (Germany) . We would like to present you our new project « La Dernière Sarabande -ou l’obsolescence programmée » a piece about the global warming challenge connected with Johann-Sebastian Bach’s music.
Since the discovery of the Cello Suites in 1890 by the catalan Pablo Casals, Bach’s music was often used as an intermediary to share political messages for peace. Therefore, with the piece „La Dernière Sarabande“ Juliette Rahon & Co want to use Bach’s music as a spokesperson for the environment and wishes to invite the audience to a performance made of poetry and brutal pictures . As we all know, climate change has become dramatic and it is not anymore a „hippy behavior“ or an old-fashioned political idea. Therefore our Ensemble decided to question what we can do not only as artists, but as world citizens in order to take care of our planet. Are people really aware of the situation? Are the individual efforts really useful for this global challenge? Can we do anything to make politicians and industries responsible and really involved with this challenge?
What is the project goal and who is the project for?
Firstly the goal of this project is to question ourselves, to research and analyze what can we do or undo, and is not focused on lecturing the audience. In „La Dernière Sarabande“ Juliette Rahon wants to gather an interdisciplinary team of freelancers and theater artists mostly based in Germany. The challenge is to create a pieces in Leipzig, with local artists (dramaturgy, staging, costumes created by local artists) and fair-trade materials, i.e. using as little pollutant equipment as possible and catering made by local agriculture.
Secondly the aim of this project is to create unique variations of Bach’s full sixth Cello Suite, by combining two cellist playing at the same time, one soprano singer and four dancers.
Why would you support this project?
Juliette Rahon & Co is an Interdisciplinary ensemble made of almost only freelancers artists, which suffers from the recent crisis. Your help will therefore contribute to stopping the self-exploitation of freelancers artists. Furthermore this project concerns every world citizens, and has the desire through art to make this world a better place to live in .
How will we use the money if the project is successfully funded?
Your support contribute to cover the cost of this international unique artistic cultural exchange.
travel costs and accommodation for Robert, Yasmin, Jean-Baptiste and Sean
rehearsal fee +Technician fee
rent of the stage location and equipment
German Legal Insurance
If more than the minimal amount is collected, any extra money will be invested in the traveling costs of the company to go to international Festival
Who are the people behind the project?
Juliette Rahon & Co is founded in 2016 in Leipzig, from the encounter of Gabriella Victoria and Léonard Fey-Maibach two musicians soloist of the Gewandhaus and OSR Orchestra, during the creation of the piece "Nomade". „La Dernière Sarabande -ou l’obsolescence programmée“, gathers an outstanding international artistic group, made of one soprano singer CLARA BARBIER SERRANO, four dancers with YASMIN SCHÖNMANN from Germany, JULIETTE RAHON from France, SEAN NEDERLOF from United-States, ROBERT SÖDERSTRÖM from Sweden, and two cellist JEAN-BAPTISTE SCHWEBEL from France and LÉONARD FREY-MAIBACH from France, and our dramaturge ANNA- ELISABETH DIEPOLD from Germany.