De Warme Winkel [NL]
Alma was a muse. A muse to many. Symphonies, operas and other compositions were dedicated to her, we know her face from paintings and come across her in poems and plays. Alma’s life ran parallel to the surging cultural revolution of the decadent fin de siècle in Vienna, at the time the cultural capital of Europe. Alma was the wife of Gustav Mahler, and hostess in her own notorious and extravagant salons. The whole of the cultural elite of the time passed through her drawing room. But she was as much maligned as she was worshipped. Tradition envelops Alma Mahler in a tangle of myths, questions and fabrications. In Alma, De Warme Winkel disentangles this jumble of stories and its actors bring this dangerous muse to life.
concept Vincent Rietveld, Maria Kraakman, Mara van Vlijmen, Jeroen De Man, Harpert Michielsen | spel Vincent Rietveld, Maria Kraakman, Mara van Vlijmen, Jeroen De Man, Ward Weemhoff | eindregie Marien Jongewaard | lichtontwerp Prem Scholte Albers | geluidsontwerp Richard Janssen | première 2009 | voorstelling in het Kaaitheater met steun van de Vlaamse Overheid