The artists collective The Navidsons was founded in 2016 with the production “The Navidson Records” (Munich Biennale for Contemporary Music Theatre, Theatermaschine Gießen, Konzert Theater Bern). The core of the collective consists of Maxine Devaud, Maria Huber, Ole Hübner, Michael Taylor, Tassilo Tesche and Till Wyler von Ballmoos.

Together with other artists and in various constellations, The Navidsons develop works at the interface of performance, opera and art installations. These hybrid forms were reflected in the lecture-performance-opera “Orpheus Moments” for the Music Biennale / La Biennale di Venezia 2017.
The collective understands the areas of composition, dramaturgy, text, scenography not as isolated functional areas, but as an area of interference. This is where aesthetic ideas and political values, individual concepts and collective designs are reflected. This music theatre is conceived as a multi-perspective, participatory, processual and discursive dispositive – in short: as a collaborative social sculpture. This working method has already been realized in the production “Open Guerilla Workstation Ødipus REC.”, with which the collective was invited to the Operadagen Rotterdam 2018.
In the resulting music theatre “Ødipus REC. (Gare Du Nord Basel, Tojo Theater Bern, Theater im Pumpenhaus Münster 2020) we break through the border between planned staging and improvisation, between visual media, music and architectural space.
A permanent change of roles between directing, composition, dramaturgy and scenography also enables a multiplication of perspectives on the level of our own professional functions.


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