Musical theater with song and boxing match
In the ring, not only a singer and a pianist compete against each other, but also real boxers with real punches. A physical staging of grief and its five phases – with piano improvisations over bouncing boxing gloves.
When we grieve deeply, it usually takes place in five specific phases: Denial, Anger, Bargaining, Depression and Acceptance of the situation. At the HIDALGO Box Salon, we experience the grieving process through the songs of John Dowland and Kurt Weill.
The evening is carried by the powerful singer Andromahi Raptis. She embodies a boxer who, after a heavy defeat, has to accept that she has been beaten and that her big dream has been shattered. Her inner battle is revealed in a real boxing match, which is fought for one round by the athletes of BOXWERK München.
The critically acclaimed production celebrated its premiere at the HIDALGO Festival 2020 and has since made guest appearances at festivals and concert series throughout Germany. In 2022, we upcycled the play with a completely new prologue including a mini radio play.