The Cologne ensemble Eikona creates intimate worlds of music and theater in a small space. For the Schumannfest two great song cycles with singer, pianist and puppeteer are staged: Schumann’s “Dichterliebe” based on texts by Heine and Vaughan-Williams’ “Songs of Travel” based on texts by Stevenson. In touching pictures, Eikona tells the story of a poet who sets out on the journey after the failure of his love. All members of the ensemble are laureates of international competitions and search in their work for the performance forms of the future.
FABIO LESUISSE (vocals)
TONI MING GEIGER (piano)
KAI ANNE SCHUHMACHER (director & puppet play)