Tutuguri

musictheater

2002

”... a complex, polyscenic, simultaneous, fragmented theatre, where the scenes seem to not know each other and still connect, where bodies yell ...“
Frankfurter Allgemeine

“Tutuguri” is choreographed to Wolfgang Rihm’s composition “Tutuguri - Poeme Danse” from 1980. Wolfgang Rihm, Germany’s most important contemporary composer, based this composition on the poem “Tutuguri” written by Antonin Artaud. Fabian Chyle’s choreography was inspired by the musical structure of Rihm’s composition and the main life themes of Antonin Artaud; especially Artaud’s articulation of individual identity and its rejection by society. Artaud’s rebellion against social norms was radical and society reacted in kind with long-term internments in psychiatric hospitals and repeated electro shock treatment.