Come not near


Program Note

based on texts by William Shakespeare

You spotted snakes with double tongue, Thorny hedgehogs, be not seen;
 Newts and blindworms, do to wrong; Come not near our Fairy …

Excerpt from: William Shakespeare, A Midsummernight’s Dream
„Only what is not, is possible! Shakespeare’s work is a scream. Again and again. It moves and tears the curtain, which seperates us from the truth –
from the ‚unreality of reality, a promise that the rock of the world was founded securely on a fairy’s wing.’
(F. Scott Fitzgerald).
Music is such a scream.
 Shakespeare’s verses are such a scream. Sounds of emerging silence and deafness. What remains is the roaring of the cities and that, what is not… “
Helmut Oehring

About Helmut Oehring

The composer, director, choreographer and author Helmut Oehring was born in 1961 in East Berlin. As hearing child of deafmute parents he considers German sign language his mother tongue, as…