A musical reading with live drawings.
In the style of Art Deco, book artist Robert Nippoldt has now created a magnificently illustrated new edition of this classic novel - and brings it to the stage with his program "The Great Gatsby - A Musical Reading with Live Drawings"!
In a mixture of live drawing art, reading and music, the illustrator and his ensemble - dressed in style and glamour - transport us to the legendary love story from 1925:
While actor Ari Nadkarni expressively and entertainingly recites selected passages from the novel, scenes and faces gradually emerge live through Nippoldt's hand from lines, brush areas, dots - made visible by camera and large projection.
Singer Lotta Stein and pianist Philip Ritter play the songs of the "Golden Twenties" and make the journey through time perfect: jazz, Charleston steps, golden glitter.
An entertaining evening that revives the glamour and decadence, but also the longing and tragedy of probably the most famous novel of the 1920s.
Duration: approx. 95 minutes (with intermission)
- Robert Nippoldt (drawing, lecture, music)
- Ari Nadkarni (reading, introduction)
- Lotta Stein (singing)
- Philip Ritter (piano)