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A musical-literary matinee by and with Adelheid Kleineidam with stories, poems and songs about longing

Longing is an insatiable desire that is drive and pain at the same time. The genii, the protective spirits of humans, do not know this desire. When one of the female spirits, Gini, strays to earth, she is amazed and alienated. With growing curiosity, she accompanies her charges, follows their activities and listens to their longings.


The texts and music of the matinee are as diverse as the people she meets: Knef and Kaléko, Bacharach and Dylan, Kästner and Kreisler, Piazzola, Chaplin and many others. They have put the longing with all its facets into words and melodies.

Adelheid Kleineidam has compiled these texts and songs into a program that is yearning and "hopelessly" optimistic. The pianist Seyyit El-Cherbiny accompanies them sensitively and with virtuosity. Crazy and happy, Gini is infected by longing and falls in love with life.


The Berlin actress Adelheid Kleineidam decided to work as a freelance film and television actress after several years of theater engagements in Bonn, Oberhausen, Wilhelmshaven and the Berlin Grips Theater. Since then she has acted in over 70 television films. In addition to filming, she collaborates with other Berlin artists and musicians, for example, in 1997 at the Prater Theater Spectacle of the Berlin Volksbühne in "Monsterdämmerung", the world premiere by Marius von Meyenburg, directed by Robert Koall.


Her passion for poetry and music brought about various, self-developed literary-musical programs, including: "Life without loss of time", chansons from the 1920s "I chose love as my homeland" on the occasion of Mascha Kaléko's 90th birthday in the Literaturhaus Berlin "I'm looking for your stars and don't want to sleep" - an evening about love with Adelheid Kleineidam and band for the Spandau open-air theater, biographical readings about Mascha Kaléko, Astrid Lindgren, Alice Herz-Sommer, Lilli Palmer and Hildegard Knef.


For the Renaissance Theater she performed in the Bruckner Foyer in the three-person play "Schlaflos in Berlin" from 2016-2019. As Späti owner Gabi Hertz, she has been part of the regular cast of the popular ARD television series “Die Drei von der Müllabfuhr” since 2018.


Seyyit El-Cherbiny, who lives in Berlin, studied composition and piano at the Izmir Conservatory. He performs as a solo pianist, plays in various bands and has accompanied various artists such as Klaus Hoffmann in Berlin's Schiller Theater and Desirée Nosbusch in TV shows. For 15 years he was the style-defining pianist, composer and arranger in the Berlin "Wintergarten Varieté". He was engaged as a conductor and pianist at the Theater am Potsdamer Platz in Berlin until the house was closed. His passion belongs to jazz, swing and Spanish-Latin American music.


Among other things, Adelheid Kleineidam and Seyyit El-Cherbiny share a love of film music and their long-standing collaboration, which they are now happily continuing in the Renaissance Theater for the Bruckner Foyer.


(Program in German)

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Participating artists
Seyyit El-Cherbiny (Begleitung am Klavier)
Adelheid Kleineidam (Künstlerin)
Bob Dylan (Komponist/in)
Mascha Kaléko (Autor/in)
Erich Kästner (Autor/in)
Dates
March 2024
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