The interdisciplinary spectacle theater “Karl May Total” combines opera, theater, dance, performances and installations. Ten projects were developed to offer a new, unexpected view of the Saxon adventure author – beyond his most popular characters Winnetou and Old Shatterhand. Under mentorship of Prof. Kerstin Laube and Stefan Wiel, a team of our students conceived performances, installations, stage and costume designs inspired by the historic figure of Karl May and transformed the whole theatre into a universe of ‘May-ish’ experience.
Premier: May 2013, Landesbühnen Sachsen GmbH
Tutor / Mentor: Prof. Kerstin Laube, Co-Mentor: Stefan Wiel
Students: Valerie Gemkow, Helen Hart, Karola Lüttringhaus, Johannes Maas, Lena Mody, Amelie Neblich, Valentina Primavera, David Roth, Mireia Vila Soriano, Francisca Villela
Photos: Prof. Kerstin Laube