Premiere of the Month: Lost for words

elisabeth pc Hanna Naske

A work looking at communication in an interdisciplinary setting

From Dutch to Hawaiian, Austrian composer Elisabeth Naske’s new work for string quartet and dance takes idiomatic words from six languages to tell a story about communication. ‘My friend gave me the book Lost in Translation  by Ella Frances Sanders,’ Naske says. ‘It includes words that need a lot of explanation in their non-native language.’ With the help of choreographer Rose Breuss and stage director Hanna Naske, six words are translated in music, dance and stage design. These media also interact to explore the theme of communication…

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