A concert performance about Pope Francis

After the previous works of Your Majesties on Barack Obama and Queen of Hearts on Princess Diana, Pontifex takes a close look at Pope Francis.

Pontifex is a reaction to the skillful media portrayals of Jorge Mario Bergoglio, the 266th Pope, aka Francis. On his World Tours, he holds press conferences on airplanes, meets with Heads of States, pays a flying visit to the European Parliament and addresses the UN General Assembly. In 2016, US-Magazine Forbes ranks him as #5 of the Worlds Most Powerful People. Francis polarizes with his critical positions on economic, social and environmental issues. Causing controversies across camps, he shakes the dusty image of the Catholic Church to the core. In all this the question arises: What is this person’s public role? Is he a Superhero-Pop-Pope-Politician? A new left-wing icon? A conservative figurehead? A hologram developed by Sony?

3- 23 Apr Artist-in-Residency at Tanzfabrik, Berlin

22 May - 5 Jun Artist-in-Residency at Centrale Fies, Dro Italy

Premiere 28 Jun 2017 at Sommerszene Festival Salzburg

28 Jun 2017 at Sommerszene Festival Salzburg

7 + 9 Aug 2017 at Impulstanz Festival Vienna

1 + 2 Sep 2017 at Kristallwerk Graz

22 May -5 Jun 2017 Residency at Centrale Fies, Dro, Italy


Concept and Performance Marta Navaridas, Alex Deutinger, Adina Camhy Music Adina Camhy Sound  Stefan Ehgartner Lights Svetlana Schwin Costumes Johanna Lakner Outside Eyes Monika Klengel, Frans Poelstra Music Advice Guenther Berger  Drawings Marta Navaridas Thanks to Atelier Si Bologna, Das Andere Theater Graz, IG Tanz Graz Production Performanceinitiative 22

Co-production SZENE Salzburg, in the frame of “apap-Performing Europe 2020 – co-founded by Creative Europe Programme of the European Union”