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stage and costume design

Krásná Hora.

Doctor Faustus.

Concert costumes.

Best of.

Interview.

Underworld.

Waiting Soldier.

Malala.

Tales.

Eumenides.

  • –––– About

    A human amongst humans – the functions of social groups, loners vs. societies and what's the base of human relationships?

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  • –––– Informations

    Premiere  February, 10th 2018

    ARGE Salzburg

    Homepage: ARGE Kultur

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    Stage and costume design: Lena Kalt and Linda Hofmann

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    Homepage: Blank Manuskript

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    Photos: Lena Kalt

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  • –––– Reviews

    Overture? Stage design? Costumes? Such terms are more likely to be found in an encyclopedia for music theater than in the description of a rock band. "But maybe the comparison to opera is not so inappropriate.", says the guitarist Peter Baxrainer. [...] Behind each of their albums and concerts you may find a concept, a dramaturgy and a complex production.

    [...] The song cycle leads from "birth to death." But what will the stage design  and staging look like? "We don't want to reveal too much about it in advance."

    >> Salzburger Nachrichten <<

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    If you decide to attend the concert in

    the ARGE on saturday, you most certainly won't experience a normal concert, but a complex work of art.

    Stage and costumes are designed by Linda Hofmann and Lena Kalt.

    >> Fräulein Flora <<

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  • –––– Aboutv

    Doctor Faustus invented the electric light. Since then it's getting bright in the dark, too bright. While inventing, he had the solution whispered to him by the devil and since then Doctor Faustus – in debt for his soul – is restlessly resting in his light.

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    Premiere:v June, 17th 2016

    Studio, E.T.A.-Hoffmann-Theater Bamberg

    Homepage: E.T.A.-Hoffmann-Theater

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    Stage and costume design: Lena Kalt

    Directed by Remsi al Khalisi and the ensemble according to an idea of Christoph Hetzenecker

    Music: Iris Ter Shiphorst

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    With Stefan Hartmann, Pina Kühr, Katharina Brenner, Marie Nest and Alexander Tröger

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    Photos: Lena Kalt

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  • –––– Reviews

    "(...) Aside from the actors, the stage gains

    a special role that has to be pointed out: Lena Kalt created a stage that combines functionality and art. It ideally supports the reduced spectacle: a revolving, open cube functions as Faustus’ fiercely lit study room as well as a limiting space, when Maguerite-Ida and Helena-Annabel nibbles from the tree of knowledge.

    Occasionally the cube becomes a climbing frame for the conflicting figures, then again it serves as a projection screen for a video of the woman emancipating herself in her thirst for knowledge – an equally simple and clever stage design.

    The fact, that the lettering "Hell" stands not only for Faust's invention of electric light and incidentally rhymes with Annabell, but also describes Mephisto's hellish space, may also be pointed out (...)

    >>  Fränkischer Tag  <<

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    "(...)Dynamic, breathtaking: there is wild action going  on – not only within the monologues, but also in interaction with the stage: modification, climbing around and playing with meaningful props.(...)"

    >> rezensöhnchen <<

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    Design and creation of the new concert costumes for the ArtRock band Blank Manuskript, which were first presented to the audience at the ProgSUD festival in Marseille.

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  • –––– Informations

    First presentation: ProgSUD Festival 2018, Marseille

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    Costumes: Lena Kalt and Linda Hofmann

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    Homepage: Blank Manuskript

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    Photos: Thierry Boucher

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  • –––– Interview with Blank Manuskript

    Un cadeau spécial est la collaboration avec Ausstattungshelden [...] Dès le debut ils ont joué une role très importante dans notre présentation. Ils concoievent toujours des designs, adaptés à nos spectacles et leur travail est tout simplement fantastique.

    […] La scène, les costumes, les lumières, la mise en scène et la musique évoquent une touche très artificielle. […] Chaque spectacle est censé être une expérience transcendante.

    >> Interview Koid9 <<

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    The Best Of Concert of the Art Rock band Blank Manuskript took place in an old natural theater, which is barely used today.

    Announced only through word of mouth, countless fans came to enjoy a unique concert in a special setting.

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  • –––– Informations

    Premiere: July, 9th 2016

    Steintheater Hellbrunn, Salzburg

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    Costumes: Lena Kalt and Linda Hofmann

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    Homepage: Blank Manuskript

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    Photos: Lena Kalt

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  • –––– Reviews

    (...) Musical stories are brought to life: Fables

    and fairy tales from seemingly alien worlds, in which, on closer inspection, parallels to today’s lifeworld become visible. In short - contemporary programmatic rock music for the initiated!

    >> Backstage pro <<

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    The political journalist Pierre has to interview Katja, the film star Katja with the “most beautiful tits of the world” – just the day on which the government wants to resign. He commits the mistake of underestimating the young woman. They are facing a merciless struggle for power and dig into each others secrets.

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    Premiere: November, 25th 2016

    Studio, E.T.A.-Hoffmann-Theater Bamberg

    Homepage: E.T.A.-Hoffmann-Theater

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    Directed by Blanka Radoczy

    Stage and costume design: Lena Kalt

    Dramaturgy: Remsi Al Khalisi

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    With Pina Kühr and Volker Ringe

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    Photos: Lena Kalt

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  • –––– Reviews

    (...) The Interview is being interrupted from time to time: the story then continues in a timelapse, the already spoken words are being repeated and everything stands still for a moment tinted in blue light. Katja and Pierre seem to be displayed in a shop window reminiscent of the “Mannequin Challenge.” Just as people sometimes stop what they’re doing, Katja and Pierre are stuck in their rehearsed and perfected roles, that society has given them. (...)

    >> Rezensöhnchen <<

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    The program’s idea is a musical journey through the underworld based on Dante’s Divina Commedia.

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  • –––– Informations

    Premiere: December, 9th 2016

     ARGE Salzburg

    Homepage: ARGE Kultur

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    Stage and costume design: Lena Kalt and Linda Hofman

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    Homepage: Blank Manuskript

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    Photos: Lena Kalt

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  • –––– Reviews

    With the energetic support of top-class local artists – both on and behind the stage – Blank Manuskript succeeds in bringing artful rock music to the stage on its highest level.

    (Hoamat Heroes)

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  • –––– About

    Blank Manuskript’s concept-album is about a self-proclaimed soldier, on whom the existential questions of human existence are treated.

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  • –––– Informations

    Premiere: May, 29th 2015

    ARGE Salzburg

    Homepage: ARGE Kultur

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    Stage design: Lena Kalt

    Costume design: Linda Hofmann

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    Homepage: Blank Manuskript

    Informations about the album: Music Austria

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    Photos: Lena Kalt, Jerome Devotta, Christian Benroider

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  • –––– Reviews

    The background of the stage is filled with hundreds of white wind wheels (designed by Lena Kalt) - beautifully arranged, noiseless and motionless: that’s how the stage welcomes the visitors to the album release concert “The Waiting Soldier” of Salzburg’s Art Rock band Blank Manuskript.

    Background noises like wind, then silhouettes emerge on stage in military steps and another acoustic level is added to the wind noise. The wind wheels in the background now turn. Slowly the dull pounding of the boots fades in favor

    of the instruments. That’s what is called a spectactular beginning.

    (...) The costumes (Linda Hofmann) seem like soldiers’ uniforms. But on the second glance, shielding badges are recognized as kitchen utensils, the soldier’s helmet as a baking pan for a Guglhupf, the uniform jackets are missing half. This visualization of the musical level is absurd and very strong at the same time. As a result, Blank Manuskript becomes a visual storyteller, skillfully serving the various sensory levels.

    (...) “The Waiting Soldier” is a total work of art!

    >> Drehpunkt Kultur <<

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    "Malala - Girl with a Book" by award-winning British author Nick Wood is a monologue that looks into the story of a normal girl that achieved extraordinary things. Through this perspective, our Western view and the associated prejudices against Islam are also thematized.

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  • –––– Informations

    Premiere: March, 16th 2017

    Class-room play

    E.T.A.-Hoffmann-Theater, Bamberg

    Homepage: E.T.A.-Hoffmann-Theater

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    Directed by Olivier Garofalo

    Stage and costume design: Lena Kalt

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    With Iris Hochberger

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    Photos: Lena Kalt

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  • –––– About

    The distant Easter Island serve as a backdrop for topics such as hope, arrival, conflict, reorganization, heroism and love. Again and again, parallels to our current world are shimmering through. A unique musical experience for subtle and imaginative minds!

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    Premiere: May, 13th 2014

    Odeion, Salzburg

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    Stage design: Lena Kalt

    Costume design: Linda Hofmann

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    Homepage: Blank Manuskript

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    Photos: Lena Kalt

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  • –––– About

    The Oresteia is the only fully preserved three-part-tragedy of the ancient Greek theater. The myth is told about the cursed Atrides as a bloody family drama.

    In this project the question are asked of how the "Eumenides" relate to our democracy and how from such a perspective an interpretation of the Oresteia could look today.

    For this purpose, the directors independently developed their own short versions of the "Eumenides", accompanied by Volker Lösch. In parallel, Volker Lösch himself staged a short version of the first and the second part. The result is a presentation of the entire Atriden myth with four different interpretations of the question of democracy.

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  • –––– Informations

    Premiere: January, 30th 2011

    Theater in der Druckerei, Mozarteum Salzburg

    Homepage: Mozarteum Abteilung Schauspiel

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    Directed by Max Hanisch

    Stage and costume design: Lena Kalt and Susanne Leitner

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    With Mirjana Miloslavljevic, Ralph Kinkel, Arthur Spannagel, Anna-Sophie Fritz, Liza Tzschirner and Julia Zangger

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    Photos: Lena Kalt

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  • Homepage: Mozarteum Abteilung Schauspiel

    Directed by Max Hanisch

    Stage and costume design: Lena Kalt and Susanne Leitner

    With Mirjana Miloslavljevic, Ralph Kinkel, Arthur Spannagel, Anna-Sophie Fritz, Liza Tzschirner and Julia Zangger