While engaging herself extensively with the atmosphere of the musical score Hümpel is also in search for levity. To which the playfully absurd furniture on stage lends its support… Set designer Oliver Proske has the scenes follow one another fluidly instead of forcing each into its own singularity. Contemporary opera as a crowd pleaser, what a joy.
Michael Stallknecht, 8.05.2016
Nicola Hümpel’s Stutttgart performance was a finely interwoven staging of set design, live video (Judith Konnerth) and recorded film sequences… Oliver Proske’s fascinating and subtly elaborate spaces in tandem with the quirky costumes by Teresa Vergho create a tableau that is delightful and perpetually transforming... Balancing existential gravity, grotesque estrangement and a good sense of humor while staying true to the wonderful music of Boesmans.
Werner M. Grimmel, 26.04.2016
The facial dramatizations are diametric with expressions from grand pathos to irritable disgust. In an utopian backdrop a reappearing film of a dancing couple, happy and free serve the notion that lust and love could be brought into unison. A perception that fades but is not so quick to be swept aside…
Carsten Umlauf, 25.04.2016
The work seems like a flash of brilliance envisioned by Nicola Hümpel who has enriched our scene through remarkable changes in the angles of perception, humor, finesse and a focus on the aesthetically influential use of video.
Mirko Weber, 25.04.2016
Now, finally at the Stuttgarter Opernhaus this ‘Reigen’ can be experienced, discovered…
Jürgen Kanold, 26.04.2016
‘The hour we knew too much of each other‘ truly proves the unbroken phantasmagoric power of the Navigators.
Patrick Wildermann, 03.06.2015
It’s a sparkling, often funny and sometimes deeply tragic collage of life in our self-inflicted lack of understanding.
Andreas Montag, 29.05.2015
With just eight performers they have brought the whole social cosmos to life. Speaking most eloquently with their bodies...
Tom R. Schulz, 27.04.2015
Nico and the Navigators are one of the most unconventional and at the same time most successful Berlin ensembles. They have always stayed true to themselves and prove so again in their latest piece ‚Die Stunde, da wir zuviel voneinander wussten‘…
Sandra Luzina, 30.04.2015
Die Co-Produktion aus Halle liefert daher die Original-Versionen mit, brillant gesprochen und gespielt von dem britischen Komiker Adrian Gillott...ein kleines multimediales Ereignis mit fantastischen Einfällen, geboren aus ganz einfachen Mitteln.
Hans-Peter Klatt, 11.05.2015
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