The Performance "The Melting Pot" will lead musicians and dancers to perform together on one single stage, to learn from each other and cross the boarders to the unknown abilities of the others, and melt together to create something new. We want to show, how we could develop our multicultural world in a positive way by being open to unfamiliar poeple and things.
Performances of a musical dance - performance with subsequent DVD production
We all are confronted in our daily life with us strange and unknown people, cultures or things we might not fully understand. We sometimes overlook how much exciting and enriching it is to learn from this unknown for us and how much we can return, if we are brave and allow an open encounter. The project "The Melting Pot" will make this encounter audible, visible and tangible by a specially developed performance. On stage meet a dance ensemble, a percussion quartet and a chamber orchestra and blend the music of the American composer George Gershwin. Whose music is a powerful example of an art, where influences of three continents and several centuries are noticeable and become a hitherto unknown sound experience. In a continuous performance of about one hour, the artists will show the different influences, and lead playing and dancing into the result of Gershwins muisic. While these musical transformations and overlays take place, the actors begin to expand their own artistic field by absorbing elements of the others around them and so end up blurring the lines and creating a new overall picture.
After a few performances, the parties want to produce a DVD. The goal here is to save the visual and audible impressions, and to use this medium to make the project known and promote the following commitments.
What is the project goal and who is the project for?
The aim of the project is to complete the artistic process of merging of dancers and musicians to a common performance in the first quarter of 2016, bringing the show to the stage and to produce a DVD that documents the development and outcome.
Our project is aimed at all those interested in interdisciplinary art and who want to join us on the journey towards this still little-known symbiosis and want to experience this with us.
Why would you support this project?
Because the project on the one hand is a sign of openness and on the other side of the project can be an example in the cultural landscape how the arts can meet and develop.
How will we use the money if the project is successfully funded?
In the project a total of 18 artists are involved as actors on the stage, we want to pay fair. In addition, there will be costs for the stage, lighting, sound, composition and arrangements of music, materials such as Costumes and the production of the DVD production. Reaching the target funding allows us to carry out the project with simple means. If the project can start, we will recruit additional resources to enable a more elaborate production.
Who are the people behind the project?
The project team and their ensembles. The "Chamber Philharmonie Frankfurt" (www.kammerphilharmonie-frankfurt.de) and the percussion quartet "Project Stix" (www.facebook.com/projectstix.de)