Collaboration with Robert wilson

CocoRosie have composed original scores for three full-length theatrical works by Robert Wilson: Peter Pan, Pushkin's Fairy Tales, & EDDA.  A very exciting fourth collaboration is in the works! 

Upcoming performances of EDDA are planned for Aarhus, Reykjavik, Brooklyn and more...

Edda (2017)

Premiered in March of 2017 at the Norwegian Theater, Oslo, Norway. Robert Wilson's Edda is based on Norwegian playwright Jon Fosse’s interpretation of old norse mythology, the religion that dominated Scandinavia until the 11th century. The sources for our knowledge about this religion are different icelandic scholars and authors written poems from medieval time. Fosse read the “Old Edda”- literature, and gave it his personal form. He created a dramatic dialogue with strong musical and rhythmic qualities, moving the stories nearer to us while keeping them different and remote. In this production for Oslo's Norske Teatret, Fosse’s fascinating and suggestive text meets the visual language of Robert Wilson.

Premiered in March of 2017 at the Norwegian Theater, Oslo, Norway.

Robert Wilson's Edda is based on Norwegian playwright Jon Fosse’s interpretation of old norse mythology, the religion that dominated Scandinavia until the 11th century. The sources for our knowledge about this religion are different icelandic scholars and authors written poems from medieval time. Fosse read the “Old Edda”- literature, and gave it his personal form. He created a dramatic dialogue with strong musical and rhythmic qualities, moving the stories nearer to us while keeping them different and remote. In this production for Oslo's Norske Teatret, Fosse’s fascinating and suggestive text meets the visual language of Robert Wilson.

Pushkin's fairy tales (2015)

Premiered on June 16, 2015 at the Theater of Nations, Moscow, Russia. Performed in Russian. “In the evening I listen to fairy tales, thereby compensating for the insufficiencies of my accursed upbringing. How charming these fairy tales are! Each is a poem!” said Aleksandr Pushkin, expressing his enthusiasm in a letter to his brother in 1824, roughly 6 years before he started publishing his own five most important fairy tales. “Our language,” said Pushkin, “is inherently beautiful and nowhere has it such breadth of expression as in folktales.” Indeed, Pushkin did create a distinct voice within Russian literature by incorporating everyday speech into his works. The poetry of Pushkin’s language thrives in Robert Wilson’s setting, featuring music by indiepop duo CocoRosie.

Premiered on June 16, 2015 at the Theater of Nations, Moscow, Russia. Performed in Russian.

“In the evening I listen to fairy tales, thereby compensating for the insufficiencies of my accursed upbringing. How charming these fairy tales are! Each is a poem!” said Aleksandr Pushkin, expressing his enthusiasm in a letter to his brother in 1824, roughly 6 years before he started publishing his own five most important fairy tales. “Our language,” said Pushkin, “is inherently beautiful and nowhere has it such breadth of expression as in folktales.” Indeed, Pushkin did create a distinct voice within Russian literature by incorporating everyday speech into his works. The poetry of Pushkin’s language thrives in Robert Wilson’s setting, featuring music by indiepop duo CocoRosie.

Peter Pan (2013)

Premiered on April 17, 2013 at the Berliner Ensemble, Berlin, Germany Robert Wilson staged Peter Pan as a musical tale for adults, where humor is mixed with fear. He adapts Erich Kästner’s version of James Barrie’s story, where Peter Pan appears more like a David Bowie type than like a chubby little boy. Featuring original songs and music by the Brooklyn-and-Paris-based "freak folk" band CocoRosie, this production has been playing successfully in the Berliner Ensemble's repertoire, as well as on several international tours.

Premiered on April 17, 2013 at the Berliner Ensemble, Berlin, Germany

Robert Wilson staged Peter Pan as a musical tale for adults, where humor is mixed with fear. He adapts Erich Kästner’s version of James Barrie’s story, where Peter Pan appears more like a David Bowie type than like a chubby little boy. Featuring original songs and music by the Brooklyn-and-Paris-based "freak folk" band CocoRosie, this production has been playing successfully in the Berliner Ensemble's repertoire, as well as on several international tours.