Ursuppe is a sonic and choreographic performance that highlights the acoustic matter of everyday life. The actions of 4 singers and dancers, the stage space, 6 singing boxes and 4 keyboards make different acoustic environments come about and disappear. These sonic and scenic acts seem to lack a singular drive or purpose; instead of clear notions of causality and origin we find an ensemble of dispersed influences.
Created by Nicholas Stücklin and Julien Chavaz
Performers: Laura García Aguilera, Vincent Casagrande, Jeanne Gumy, Nicole Morel
Production: NOF Nouvel Opéra Fribourg, CCS Centre culturel suisse Paris
Premiered at Centre culturel suisse Paris on 17 June 2021
Background image: "Das Meer" (1869), Matthias Jacob Schleiden