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Rime of the Ancient Mariner – Tiger Lillies & Mark Holthusen

15. September 8:00 am


In a modern retelling of Samuel Taylor Coleridge’s classic, legendary balladeers The Tiger Lillies spin this epic tale into a hauntingly beautiful, large-scale multimedia performance. It’s an eternal dream, is how Martyn Jacques sings out a description of the fantasy world created by acclaimed visual artist Mark Holthusen. The flamboyant and eccentric band unfolds the story of the ill-fated mariner in dark and mysterious scenes of exquisite melancholy, poetic humour and immense beauty.

With generous support from SIGMA System Audio-Visuell GmbH and Hyatt Regency Düsseldorf

Martyn Jaques, voice, accordeon, piano, guitar
Adrian Stout, contra bass, musical saw, theremin, voice
Mike Pickering, percussion
Mark Holthusen, animation and photography
Begoña Garcia-Navas, James Loudon, lighting design

Pete Sach, stage manager; David Bernard, video/light; Claus Bühler, sound

Maison de la musique de Nanterre (France), The Tiger Lillies (UK), Quaternaire (France)

Théâtre de Nîmes – scène convetionnée pour la danse contemporaine (France), Scène Nationale de Sète et du Bassin de Thau (France)

World Première, La Maison de la musique de Nanterre, France, 16 march 2012
Rime of the Ancient Mariner is represented worldwide by Sarah Ford /Quaternaire
The Tiger Lillies are represented in France by Sarah Ford /Quaternaire

tigerlillies Maisondelamusique quaternaire

15. September 8:00 am - 10:00 am
90 minutes, no break
German Premiere
Festival Marquee
Burgplatz, 40213 Düsseldorf
+49 211 82 82 66 0