Music Theater | Percussion | Voice | Ukulele | Mime | Visuals
Claudia is a Music Theater- and performance-making percussionist. Percussion is how she thinks, but voice, body and visual ideas turn percussion into little stories. Sometimes solo, sometimes with larger collectives. From the day she performed Stuart S. Smith’s ‘Songs I-IX’, she knew that Music Theater was her thing. She loves the tension between seeing and hearing. She loves to think conceptually. She loves the endless world of percussion. She loves to play Bach on marimba but rarely does it. Instead she writes her own songs on the marimba and sings. She also fell in love with the ukulele, that small instrument that you can carry around no matter where you go. And she can never avoid imagining music in visual terms.
Eerie Days (2014)
Silence, sound, light, motion photography, darkness, video animations, overwhelmingness and emptiness reconstruct the state of medically induced coma – the dreams and feelings.
I am very lucky that I have never been in medically induced coma myself. However and unfortunately, too many people around me have been so. They have told their stories – their dreams – and these stories struck me. They struck me because they were the answer to all the questions I had when I stood in front of the hospital bed. There are no answers.
Concept, Composition, Text (except for one text by Max Frisch), Percussion, Voice, Video Animations, Stage Design: Claudia Hansen
Ce qu’on vend dans les magasins (2012)
Ce qu’on vend dans les magasins’ is a song based on a short story by the Russian absurdist writer Daniil Charms.
Composition, Vocals, Translation: Claudia Hansen
Vinden Beleggers Leuk (2012)
‘Vinden Beleggers Leuk’ is a short Music Theater performance based on a newspaper article from May 18, 2012. The subject of the article was the upcoming debut of Facebook at the stockmarket.
Concept, Prop Design, Performance: Claudia Hansen
John Cage – Solo No. 87 (2012)
‘Solo No. 87′ is a performance of one of the solos from John Cage’s Song Books.
Concept, Performance: Claudia Hansen
Frederic Rzweski – ‘To the Earth’
Stuart Saunders Smith – ‘Songs I-IX’ (video #3)
more to come…
08.02.2014Mijn Schaduw en IkBoom! Bos en Lommer is een Opera @ Bos en LommerAmsterdamThe Netherlands
02.02.2014Mijn Schaduw en IkBoom! Bos en Lommer is een Opera (Try-out) @ AugustanakerkAmsterdamThe Netherlands
04.10.2013Ce qu’on vend dans les magasinsNee, Jij Hebt Talent! Festival @ Theater aan het SpuiDen HaagThe Netherlands
02.10.2013Ce qu’on vend dans les magasinsNee, Jij Hebt Talent! Festival @ Theater aan het SpuiDen HaagThe Netherlands
27.09.2013Veenproef Dementie en Dan (Veenfabriek)MunnekeweijNoordwijkerhoutThe Netherlands
19.06.2009Claudia’s Classical Unclassical Final ExamTheaterzaal @ Conservatorium van AmsterdamAmsterdamThe Netherlands
01.09.2008Songs I-IX & Musique de TableHaitinkzaalAmsterdamThe Netherlands