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Grosse Bühne
Jessica Nupen:

The Nose

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  • © Meyerli Productions
  • © Meyerli Productions
  • © Meyerli Productions
Wheelchair users / Dance / With hearing amplification
  • Wed, 18.03.2020 20:00 [World Premiere]
    Kampnagel – K6 Cancelled
  • Thu, 19.03.2020 20:00 [Talk, World Premiere]
    Kampnagel – K6 Cancelled
  • Fri, 20.03.2020 20:00 [World Premiere]
    Kampnagel – K6 Cancelled
  • Sat, 21.03.2020 20:00 [World Premiere]
    Kampnagel – K6 Cancelled

This event is postponed due to the corona pandemic. We kindly ask for your understanding and patience. We’ll inform you about new dates as soon as possible.

Hamburg-based South African choreographer Jessica Nupen reinterprets Nikolai Gogol's illustrious fable »THE NOSE« in the form of an imaginative full-scale dance rap opera. Set in a modern epoch eroded by political cataclysms, fake news and growing social tensions, a nose departs from its owner’s face and embarks on a journey of self-determination, attaining a higher rank and status. An original score and rap libretto by Canadian musician and rapper Josh "Socalled" Dolgin responds to global themes of greed, hierarchy and emancipation. A spectacular set design together with an international ensemble of dancing singers and singing dancers create a unique reality driven by superstition and revelation.

The premiere of this piece is duly celebrated with a concert by Socalled.


  • Choreography and Artistic Direction: Jessica Nupen
  • Music, Composition & Libretto: Josh Socalled Dolgin (Joshua Dolgin)
  • Musical Director: Thuthuka Sibisi
  • Equipment and Costumes: Joel Janse van Vuuren
  • Stage Design: Wilhelm Disbergen
  • Visual Arts: Dolph TV
  • Dramaturgy: Maria Isabel Hagen
  • Choreographic Assistance: Oscar Buthelezi
  • Production Manager: Fanny Roy
  • Press and Public Relations: Ulrike Steffel
  • Director's Assistance: Fides Rosa Wallis
  • Musical Ensemble: Lisa Lammel, Lucas Schwengebecher, Ruben Jeyasundaram, Yogi Jockusch, Lydia Schmidl, Konstantin Bessonov, Johannes Hirt, Jonathan Murphy, Roun Zieverink
  • Singers: Luvo Rasemeni, Siphesihle Mdena, Ernestine Stuurman, Thando Mpushe, Babalwa Mdayi, Pumza Mxinwa
  • Dancers: Teboho Letele, Oscar Buthelezi, Eugene Mashiane, Sussera Olyn, Otsile Masemola, Lesego Dihemo

In co-production with: Kampnagel Centre for the International Arts, Hessisches Staatstheater Wiesbaden, Movement Metropolitan e.V., LKB Gallery

Artistic cooperation: Moving Into Dance Mophatong, Cape Town Opera

Funded by Fonds TURN der Kulturstiftung des Bundes/Federal Cultural Foundation of Germany, Behörde für Kultur & Medien Hamburg, Alfred Toepfer Stiftung, Cassens Stiftung, Berit and Rainer Baumgarten Stiftungsfonds unter dem Dach der Hamburgischen Kulturstiftung, Hamburgische Kulturstiftung, Rudolf Augstein Stiftung, Canada High Commission, Dieter & Elisabeth Ammer and privat funders. Also funded by Claussen-Simon-Stiftung.

Other partners: DAL Deutsche Afrika-Linien, KoopLoft, Tonali

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