Photo: Yan Revazov Photo: Yan Revazov

In January 2021, during one of the pandemic's darkest moments, Dawson, together with his cast, embarked on an introspective journey, allowing a communal spirit of trust come to fruition in the protected, shielded, and safe confines of the rehearsal studio. From this unity, genuine hope arises which in turn is conveyed to the audience as a universal human sentiment. As its musical foundation, David Dawson chose Max Richter's composition VOICES (2020). For many years, the musician devoted himself to studying the United Nation's Universal Declaration of Human Rights from 1948, polyphonically paraphrasing the declaration's opening words: »All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights.« These words are the guiding principle to his scenic compositions, counteracting the bleak climate of current global events they were created in with his own future vision of a better and fairer world whose implementation lies in the hands of us all.

Choreographie von David Dawson
Musik von Max Richter

Choreographie und Konzept: David Dawson
Musik: Max Richter
Bühnenbild: Eno Henze
Kostüme: Yumiko Takeshima
Licht: Bert Dalhuysen
Choreographische Assistenz: Raphaël Coumes-Marquet, Rebecca Gladstone

Uraufführung: 26. September 2021
Deutsche Oper Berlin

Spieldauer: 55 Min.
Musik vom Tonträger

VOICES wurde uraufgeführt als Teil des Abends DAWSON.