A Dance Opera

Palindrome Dance Company

Choreography: Robert Wechsler
Music composition: Erling Wold
Theater director: Jim Cave
Additional electroacoustic composition:
Dan Hosken and Atau Tanaka
Software and Interactive System Design: Frieder Weiss
Asst. Director, Lighting Designer, Computer Graphics and Acting: Diana Wildschut

Musical soloists:
Johannes Reichert, countertenor and Mariko Wakita, soprano
Dancers: Gabriel Bienczycki, Aimar Perez Gali, Pilar Murube, Robert Wechsler and Helena Zwiauer

Premiere: March 24–26, 2005, Tafelhalle, Nürnberg/Germany
U.S. Premiere: May 26–29, 2005, International Arts Festival, San Francisco/USA

Brother/Sister is an evening-long interactive opera for two dancers, two actors, five musicians (including countertenor and soprano), interactive technology and projections. It tells an emotionally complex story in which a pair of teenage lovers plan and execute a murder of extreme brutality. It is a true story, assembled from filmed interviews (excerpts of which are projected during the piece) — but whose truth is it?