– a show about the right to love whoever you want to
★★★★★ (Magasinet KBH)
Presenting legendary queer vocal group Schwanzen Sängerknaben reunited with Livingstones Kabinet in an ambitious, newly written, newly composed show with music.
THE EINSTEIN OF SEX is a stylized, musical docu-performance about a prominent group of sex-researchers in the early 1900's in Germany and their leader Dr. Magnus Hirschfeld. From the dawn of the twentieth century until the nazis closed their institution in Berlin, this group campaigned for sexual freedom, and in particular for the rights of homosexuals. Their story serves as the frame for a deeply human and provocative study of public attitudes to the range of sexual behaviours exhibited by men, women and everyone in between; a journey which which spans a century. THE EINSTEIN OF SEX combines song, dance, video art and performance in a tightly-directed, sexy, absurdly comic and wldly inventive celebration of the gamut of human sexuality.
"a triumph" (CPH Culture)
"a performance at the highest, most ingenious international level"(Information)
"rare and courageous... both in it's unique form and it's vitally important subject matter" (Magasinet KBH)
"...an extremely timely performance and a very necessary show"(Danstidningen-Sweden)
Hear Magnus Hirschfeld biographer Ralf Dose's talk (in English) at Chefens Bord, Husets Theatre Fri 24th April
Premiered at Husets Teater April 18th 2015 and at CPH Stage Festival at Husets Teater 10th-13th June 2015
A private, full length video of the show is available to producers on Vimeo. Password by request from the company.
Technical specifications for the touring version available here
Direction: Nina Kareis Composer/Writer: Pete Livingstone Set design: Dorte Holbek Choreography: Adelaide Bentzon Sound design: Erik Christoffersen Onstage: Amia Miang, Pete Livingstone, Nina Kareis, Ole Håndsbæk Christensen, Brian Grønbæk, Bent Jacobsen, Molly Kareis Livingstone