Condanza Spirituale

Sacred Music and Dance

Tuesday, March 12, 2002 20:00     St. Dominic's Church     Free admission

Condanza stands for concerto con danza, music with dance!

Condanza spirituale explores 17th century depictions of the lamentations of the Virgin Mary.

Since the beginning of 1994 Ann-Christin Rommen, Katrin Rauschendorfer, dancer Michaela Isabel Funfhausen, singer Maria Jonas and lutenist Stephan Rath have worked together as an ensemble under this name. Ann Christin Rommen (director) and Katrin Rauschendorfer (costume designer) - both very close collaborators of Robert Wilson and Frida Parmeggiani - built the visual frame by choosing constellations in space, light and colours.

Their first project - “condanza spirituale” - had its opening in Cologne in May 1996 and was invited to Festspielhaus Hellerau (Dresden), and Styriarte-Festival (Graz) among others.

Works by

Hildegard von Bingen (1098-1179)

Cipriano Bassano (1515-1565)

Girolamo Frescobaldi (1583-1643)

Claudio Monteverdi (1567-1643)

Tarquinio Merula (1595-1665)

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)

among others.

Condanza Spirituale

Voice and concept: Maria Jonas

Dance and choreography: Michaela Isabel Funfhausen

Chitarrone and lute: Stephan Rath

Baroque-cello: Jane Achtman

Harpsichord and organ: Wolfagang Kostujak

Stage director: Ann Christin Rommen

Costumes: Katrin Rauschendorfer