Musical HAIR in Nuremberg
Nuremberg, 01.02.2010, Meistersingerhalle
The Island Musical Theatre
I liked the performance very well again. :-). I like this group. It
think I know the contents of the Musical HAIR quite well, so my current
focus is the expression of HAIR through dance, touch and
movement. And this is well done, in my opinion.
But I think also, for understanding of the contents, HAIR requires a
background study. It is quite impossible to understand it only from
viewing the performance and hearing texts and sounds.
Just as some songs by Tori Amos.
The "Meistersinger Hall" was well attended. The event was interactive
the beginning again, the actors went into the audience. Also, I was
personally welcomed :-) (row 5, Place 1).
Some personal things that I still remember:
I saw beautiful long hair, especially from Claudia Rosta (Jeanie), waist-length
hair :-)). This gives the musical a special charm, I
think. But it is a fact, I like
perfectly straight hair. Also the woman selling the program
notes had very beautiful long hair :-)).
The singing of Erika Steinkohl (Sheila),
Tibor Pinter impressed me as
Berger and Mark Taborosi as
The songs I liked best: Aquarius, Hashish, Sodomy, I
believe in love, HAIR, Walking in Space, 3500. Above all, the
instrumental part of Hashish, it contains chords and melodies that
touch me in some way. But this is also true for the other songs of
HAIR, and this about 40 years.
Some parts I did not understand: the rhythmic pounding with sticks
(bamboo or wood?). Men and women were separated here, each group had
its own part. The men stomped on the floor, the women clapped their
hands and also on the body.
The contents can not be understood so easy, I think. The appearance of
Berger in the barracks, it remembered me, the movie HAIR, Berger and
visiting Claude. The first time I've actually seen Berger as a soldier,
though, with long hair?
The transition to "Flesh failure" followed immediately, one could
gravestone of Berger. I think people who have not seen the movie have
understand this part and the preceding situation.
HAIR is very
complicated in some parts, I am working for 40 years with this piece
and the last 5
years also quite intensively with the texts. Some things I can not
translate at all. Sometimes I wish for a German version, as in
Halberstadt. After all, I then went 3 times to Halberstadt, 6 1 / 2
hours sitting in a train, only in one direction.
Well, my own life seems somehow to be
episode of HAIR.
At the end there was some booing, though only sporadically. The
applause was dominant. Most people that I have subsequently seen,
seemed to be happy. At Eventim there
comments which you can see from what bothers some people.
Well, my own opinion does not change at all. I think it's okay that
female nudity reluctant to simply also because it is already
much exploited too much. Naked men, well, I can not get excited about
it actually. HAIR at the beginning, provoke, especially
with nudity. I think the times turn back a little, but that is my
At the end, there was not enough enthusiasm to require an encore. That
made me a bit sad. I'll see if I can still find reasonable tickets for
event. In Munich, I'll be back.
HAIR has an emotional impact on me.
Sometimes I see relationships that are infinitely sad. Then I have
to use a handkerchief. The burning in the eyes may become so strong
that I can see nothing at all. In this way I have ever spent almost a
half of HAIR with closed eyes. But this happens more subconsciously,
and it is not cross, based on the entire piece. Sometimes these
emotional outbursts are themselves a surprise for me. But they just
happen. That makes it so valuable for me, is it like I would have
arrived in my own time. And these things happened also in this
I used translation help from
Microsoft Internet Explorer with some modification of my own. I hope it is understandable what I have
written, I don't want to bother people.