DREAM COOK JUMP 
A CITY OPERA GAME
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DREAM COOK JUMP is an Opera-Game. The Opera-Game is a fresh and exciting format by which to create a contemporary Opera. First commissioned by ExClaM! for Sibelius Academy in Helsinki, the Opera-Game is a composition both orchestrated and improvised, straddling the borders of music concert and theater play while engaging the community at large in an innovative process. The result is a challenging and highly entertaining experimental playground where Theater and Music meet in unexpected ways.

 

In DREAM COOK JUMP we aimed to “Compose the Community” of 'Overijssel' a province in the Netherlands. Our starting point was a question: can we interact with Overijssel as one neighborhood/one playground? For the last year we have been playing with as many people as wished to play with us. We have gotten to know individuals, community groups, and institutions. This Opera-Game is a celebration of all those who are already playing, and those who we still hope to meet today.

 

To create the conditions for a limitless playground, we launched www.dreamcookjump.com. This platform supports hundreds of players and holds their creative contributions as they respond to specific requests and challenges. Over the past six months many of you shared your dreams, your foods, and your games with us. What you see tonight is that entire creative collection transposed into an immediate experience. The “immediate” and the “now” is what we celebrate. Another essential question we asked was: “What would make ME feel at home in the Theater?” In level 4, we asked you all the same question. Tonight, with your answer comes the responsibility of returning to the theater and finding your own home inside of it.

 

DREAM COOK JUMP isn't just a meeting of artists, it is also a meeting point for high and low, for sport and art, for man and woman and machine, for modernistic approaches and contemporary performance making. Our performers follow orders and fulfill tasks, but they are always free to choose the content they're performing. Their investment is our drama. The system we’ve built requires performers to deal with challenging, sometimes impossible tasks, and invites the audience to take a ride with them in this shared roller-coaster. The Opera-Game is composed of various scores consisting of performative tasks and instructions, relayed live to performers through earphone monitors and by other means. The performers use their bodies, their musical instruments (as extensions of their bodies), as well as specially designed musical instruments such as The Drum-Set Operational Tool, to execute these tasks.

 

The performers are constantly being triggered by different kinds of data, coming from different sources – including a written score they may have onstage, earphones giving them personal (and group) instructions, stage lights, video monitors that provide visual cues, the positioning of other performers in the space, and even the audience's behavior. The Opera-Game was adopted by the three theaters – these theaters took a courageous and explorative journey with us. It has been in moments both glorious and frustrating (the mark of any true creative process) - and we wish to thank and acknowledge this tremendous effort from everyone we met and worked with this year.We’ve all shared this dream, we’ve all worked hard to cook it up, and now we hope the huge jump we take will create a vibrant conversation in the community addressing the sustainability of the idea to make a home of the theaters we love, so that the theater may regain its natural historical function as "the agora“– our true creative marketplace.

 

Check out the DREAM COOK JUMP webapp take a challenge it will lead you all the way to the stage.

DREAM COOK JUMP INVISIBLE SCORE

 

WELCOME TO DREAM COOK JUMP A CITY OPERA-GAME

HERE IS YOUR TREAT. YOU WILL KNOW WHEN ITS NEEDED

HERE ARE YOUR INSTRUCTIONS, READ THEM CAREFULLY

 

OUR SAFETY RULES:

WHEN THE LIGHT GOES OFF - STOP! BREATHE &  LISTEN!

WHEN THE LIGHT COMES BACK - PROCEED VERY SLOWLY!

 

OUR RECOMMENDATIONS:

SURPRISE YOURSELF!

FEEL FREE TO JOIN ANY ACTIVITY YOU LIKE...

IF YOU NEED HELP OR HAVE ANY QUESTIONS, LOOK FOR A VOLUNTEER.

 

THE CITY OPERA-GAME HAS 4 LEVELS:

 

LEVEL1:

FIND YOUR FAVORITE SPOT

Go sleep… 

Go eat…

Go play…

 

LEVEL 2

SHARE

What’s the craziest dream you ever had? (ONLY dream)

What’s the most delicious food you ever tasted? (ONLY cook)

What’s the most challenging game you ever played? (ONLY jump)

 

LEVEL 3

INSPIRE ONE NEIGHBOR

How to dream? 

How to cook? 

How to jump? 

 

LEVEL 4

CREATE A PERSPECTIVE

"What would make YOU, feel at home in the theater?

Post your answer (as text, photo or video)

dreamcookjump.com

 

COMPOSING COMMUNITY TEAM:

 

KEREN ROSENBAUM - Artistic Director/Composer/Producer
"Expanding music beyond sound to image, movement, smell and taste is the most natural way for creating true interdisciplinary performative language, within which the role of music as an art form is established in a new trust"  (b.1970 Israel) Keren Rosenbaum is a NY based interdisciplinary composer, performer, improviser and artist, interested in inspiring active listening by composing not only sounds but communities in the style she developed known as Reflexive Music and it’s unique  musical  notation The Reflex Invisible Score. Rosenbaum graduated from the Royal Conservatory of Den Haag, Holland, (1995). Founder of the REFLEX Ensemble (1988)  with which her work as a composer developed exponentially, Her initiation of  The Listening Revolution already become an international success leading to the foundation of Composing Community Global Organization since 2010 CC-GO is creating meaningful Active Listening Playgrounds worldwide. kerenrosenbaum.com

 

ARIEL EFRAIM ASHBEL - Dramaturg/Co-Director/Conductor

(b.1982) is a theater director from Tel Aviv, Israel. Since 2011 he is based in Berlin, and contributed to various projects in HAU Hebbel am Ufer, ausland, Uferstudios, the Berlin Biennial, the Porn Film Festival, Transmediale and more, as director, dramaturge, performer and thinker. Graduated with honours from the School of Visual Theater Jerusalem and holds a BA in Philosophy from Tel Aviv University. ashbela.com

 

CARLOS CORDEIRO - Interactive Technology/Clarinets/Game Master

From classical to contemporary performance, from traditional to electronica, clarinetist and electronics enthusiast Carlos Cordeiro performs a wide range of repertoire but has a deep commitment to the music of today. Recent projects include a performance of Magnus Lindberg Clarinet Trio "Ljord, stort, ljud" with Magnus Lindberg on piano and cellist Joan Whang in the Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival, and the participation in the Gaudeamus Festival in Amsterdam. Member of Loadbang and REFLEX Ensemble. Collaborations include NYPhil Outreach Program, Parias Ensemble, Mimesis Ensemble, Mise-en Ensemble, Metropolis Ensemble. Master's Degree in Contemporary Performance from Manhattan School of Music, a Master's Degree from the Shepherd School of Music at Rice University and a Bachelor's Degree from the Escola Superior de Musica e Artes do Espectaculo. Currently, Carlos is freelancing in New York City as a clarinetist, composer and electronic artist. carloscordeiro.org

 

NOA FRENKEL, Contralto/Conductor/Game Master

A true contralto with a wide vocal range, Noa Frenkel’s concert repertoire ranges from Renaissance to contemporary music. Recent performances include Handel’s Dixit Dominus in Antwerp, Verdi’s Requiem at the Ljubliana Festival and Mahler’s 2nd and Israel. As an admired interpreter of contemporary music, she has performed with ensembles such as Ensemble Modern-Frankfurt, Ensemble Recherche-Freiburg, Schoenberg Ensemble-Amsterdam, Ensemble Intercontemporain, Paris, and Klangforum Wien. Recent opera performances include Mozart/Czernowin WP: Zaide/Adama at the Salzburger Festspiele and a world premiere of Stockhausen's Sonntag aus Licht in Köln. noafrenkel.com

 

RAM GABAY - Performer/Game Master
RamGabay-musiciancomposerimproviserdayandnightdreamer

 

GIORGIA GHIZZONI - ALP Coach/Conductor/Game Master

Giorgia Ghizzoni (Italian) citizen of the world, developing partner at CC-GO and an ALP Coach since 2013. Giorgia's Graduated  LUISS Guido Carli & Utrecht School of Economicsm. Curently finalizing her Masters in Arts Management (Scandinavia's leading music university Sibelius Academy, Helsinki) and a cellist. In 2012 Giorgia co-founded the production and coaching company ExClaM! through which, as Executive Director, she lead the debut of the first Opera Game ever composed by Keren Rosenbaum: the CAFETERIA Opera Game and 2 impressive summer day concert series in Helsinki. With her colleague Kiki Ylimutka, Giorgia she created the Classical Lab, a project aimed at giving young classical music talents the tools to sustainably shine, succeed and feel safe in this century’s experience economy. giorgiaghizzoni.com

 

JAN SEBASTIAN SUBA - Performer/Conductor/Game Master

 

An actor/performer from Berlin. As a stage actor, Sebastian worked in some mainstream venues, such as Staatstheater Stuttgart, but he carries out most of his work as a freelance performer in the Freie Szene (free scene) of his home town Berlin. His collaborations in recent years included leading artists and companies, such as performance theater collective And company & Co, Artist Yael Bartana, Hans- Werner Krösinger, Bruno Cathomas, Musician-Director Santiago Blaum, Aktionstheater Ensemble Wien from Vienna, Theater company Lubricat queer performance group Cheap, Filmmakers Christian Frosch and Edwien Brienen, Choreographer Nir de Volff and Art-Pop icon Peaches. Since 2011 he lives works with Ariel Efraim Ashbel

 

RACHEL CORDEIRO (who last minute we are delited to have with us)

rachelcordeiro.com

 

VIONA ALBERINK - Composing Community Producer. Inspiration and so much more.

ANNEMARIE WENZEL - Project Leader Enschede

DAPHNE BROUWER - Project Leader Zwolle

NIENKE VAN DEN BOVENKAMP - Project Leader Deventer

 

 

PARTNERS:. ANNE VAN DER HEIDEN, ADINDA BIEKMANN, AGNES DU JAMBON, ALBERT REININK, ALONA PERETZ, BJORN UYENS, CAHARINA BROEKMAN,CAROLINE VAN DE BURGT, CASSIE TERMAN, DAVID GOEDICKE, DINA ROSENBAUM, DOUWE HOFSTRA, EBONY NIJHOFF, EDEN DIAMANT, EITAN SOREK, EUGENIA HERNANDEZ, GERARD KOCX,GERDA VAN DE GLIND, GINA MARIA, GUR ROTKOPF, GERDA VAN DE GLIND, HAMZA LABRINSSI, ISABEL EDDUKS, JANET VAN DER VEEN, JASPER SLAGHIS, JASPER SLAGHUIS, JESSICA VEEN, JOS ERTINK,  JULIE DASSAUD, KATARIINA NYBERG, KEIMPE DE JONG, LAURA SLAKHORST, LIAM DIAMANT, LOES VISSER, MAARTEN HOEKSTRA, MANDY MEGENS, MANON VANGAAL, MAX BLOKKER, MULLI DIAMANT, ODEON DE SPIEGEL ZWOLLE TEAM, OMER ROSENBAUM, RIDA SCOTT, SCHOUWBURG DEVENTER TEAM. SIMONE KRATZ, STIJN BLOKKER, SVENJA ARENDS, THOMAS BREIJER, THOMAS HARDINK, TIBOR KENNETH CASTELEJN, WILMINKTHEATER ENSCHEDE TEAM, YASSIR LABRINSSI, ZIV STEINBERG, ZOE UYENS,


ORGANIZATIONS: POPKOOR SPEECHLESS, ZANGGROEP ALL FLAVOURS, JA THEATER, SAMEN MET, BIBLIOTHEEK ENSCHEDE, MUZIEKBANK OVERIJSSEL, ArtEZ CONSERVATORUM MEDIA MUSIC, DJEMBE SCHOOL, RECYCLING ZWOLLE, MUSIC DOCTORS, PAKHUISE ARNEHEM, SVS JAZZ, BRITTEN JEUGD STRIJKORKEST,  CIRCUS PAVARINI, OBS De Esmarke. OBS Het Zeggelt COMPOSING COMMUNITY, REFLEX ENSEMBLE, HIGHNESS DIGITAL, AWP, TREND LAB, KULTER, EXCLAM! SVS JAZZDANS SCHALKHAAR, ZAAISTORIES, DeLIWEB, GOODY FOODS,  STICHTING KRINGLOOOP ZWOLLE, RESTAURANT DE MANDARIJN, DE SMAAKSPECIALIST,  ZWOLLE UNLIMITED, FOKKE BAARSSEN.

DREAM STAGE DIRECTORY:

 

  • Pillow Launch

  • The Pioneers

  • Choir of Snores

  • The Phantom of the Opera

  • Tent of the Wizard of Oz

  • dreamcookjumpmagazine.com

  • Speech Spot

  • The Lab

  • Silent Karaoke

  • The Collection

COOK STAGE DIRECTORY:

 

  • Cooking Area

  • Washing Dishes Joint

  • Choir of Digestion

  • The Phantom of the Opera

  • Cat Walk

  • dreamcookjumpmagazine.com

  • Speech Spot

  • The Lab

  • Silent Karaoke

  • The Collection

JUMP STAGE DIRECTORY:

 

  • Jumping Zone

  • 600 Games

  • Choir of Toys

  • The Phantom of the Opera

  • Musical Hangout

  • dreamcookjumpmagazine.com

  • Speech Spot

  • The Lab

  • Silent Karaoke

  • The Collection

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