BED & BREAKFAST
Bed and Breakfast offers you a unique alternative for hotels and hostels. Instead of spending the night in anonymous hotel beds or in private guest rooms, you can spend the night in a public space. You will have the possibility to experience again a privileged moment: you will be sung to sleep, a privilege limited to the early years of your childhood when your mother or grandmother sang a lullaby to chase the fear for darkness away and to ask mister sandman to bring sweet dreams...
Lullabies bring us back to our earliest personal memories, but they also connect us to ancient old traditions and cultural heritages. When someone is asked for his favourite lullaby, the whole memory machine starts: who sang who when and how to sleep? The idea of this night is to bring back this wonderful, intimate, unique moment in childhood: the moment someone sings exclusively for you.
Heike Schmidt, a singer from Berlin, and Thilo Thomas Krigar, a cello-player, wander from bed to bed and sing you to sleep with tender lullabies, goodnight stories or poems. Lullabies from different cultures, in different languages, with a different musicality guide you into the night, into a world between waking and dreaming.
When the singer and the musician finish their goodnight round, you will be asleep.
When you wake up, they will be there to sing you a morning song and to invite you to a collective breakfast.
Heike Schmidt (concept/singer), Thilo Thomas Krigar (cellist/composer) and Erwin Jans (dramaturg) found each other in their fascination for the night, bedtime stories and lullabies. They are looking for new ways of communicating with the public from unexpected perspectives. Their aim is not to keep the public concentrated, but to release them from their concentration and open up new spaces for imagination.