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/ Manon Lescaut

after the opera by Giacomo Puccini

In her artistic practice, Lulu Obermayer researches the historical and contemporary conditions of the female solo on stage. Manon Lescaut deconstructs and renegotiates female existence in opera. An emotive and moving desert landscape is orchestrated and choreographed with body and voice.


Lulu Obermayer,(*1989 in Munich) trained as an actress at the ‘Lee Strasberg Institute’ and ‘Stella Adler Studio’ in New York. In February 2017 she graduated from the MA program ‘Solo Dance and Authorship’ at ‘Inter-University Center for Dance in Berlin’ (‘University of the Arts’ and the ‘Hochschule für Schauspielkunst “Ernst Busch”’) From 2010 to 2014 she studied ‘BA(hons) Contemporary Performance Practice’ at the ‘Royal Conservatoire of Scotland’ and Dramaturgy at  the University of Music and Theatre’. In her choreographies she deals with representations of femininity and aloneness on stage. She isolates female protagonists of the dramatic canon from the their narrative in order to grant them a new agency and ontological inquiry. Thereby the emotional and theatrical apparatus overlap using elements of opera, choreography and performance. Obermayer develops Performances where one moment is stretched into eternity.

“Solo Change star Obermayer is talent to watch” Mary Brennan, Herald Scotland

Her Solo ‘Tosca’ was performed in the frame of Batard Festival at Beursschouwburg in Brussel, as part of Performing Arts Festival, Uferstudios in Berlin and Trente Trente Festival in Bordeaux. More performances: “Highways Performance Space” (Los Angeles), ‘Sophiensaele’, ‘Ballhaus Ost,’ ‘100grad Festival’ at HAU2 (Berlin), ‘Fountain Art Fair,’ ‘Outlet Gallery’ (New York), ‘The Arches’, ‘Glasgow International Festival’ (Glasgow), ‘blauverschiebung’ Festival (Leipzig), ‘Galeri Non’ (Istanbul), ‘International Performance Art Festival’ (Switzerland).


Fotos: Produktion / Julian Baumann

Concept and Performance : Lulu Obermayer
Technical Direction and Sound: Michele Piazzi
Video: Vasco Cesaretti
Editing: Elena Betros
Production: Rat&Tat Kulturbüro


Past Showings:

17th / 18th November2017 @ Münchner Kammerspiele

6th of June 2018 @HAU Berlin