Magnus-Hirschfeld-Gesellschaft e.V. Forschungsstelle zur Geschichte der Sexualwissenschaft

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The Einstein of Sex – Docu-Performance on tour

The Einstein of Sex on Tour vergrößern
The Einstein of Sex on Tour

Livingstones Kabinet hit 2015 production of The Einstein of Sex is going on tour in Denmark and Finland in September and October 2016. Presenting legendary queer vocal group Schwanzen Sängerknaben reunited with Livingstones Kabinet in an ambitious, newly written, newly composed show with music.


is a stylized, musical docu-performance about a prominent group of sex-researchers in the early 1900’s in Germany and their leader Dr. Magnus Hirschfeld. From the dawn of the twentieth century until the nazis closed their institution in Berlin, this group campaigned for sexual freedom, and in particular for the rights of homosexuals. Their story serves as the frame for a deeply human and provocative study of public attitudes to the range of sexual behaviours exhibited by men, women and everyone in between; a journey which which spans a century. THE EINSTEIN OF SEX combines song, dance, video art and performance in a tightly-directed, sexy, absurdly comic and wldly inventive celebration of the gamut of human sexuality.
“epic…a jewel…” (Politiken)
“a triumph” (CPH Culture)
“a performance at the highest, most ingenious international level” (Information)
“rare and courageous… both in it’s unique form and it’s vitally important subject matter” (Magasinet KBH)

The Einstein of Sex -Trailer (English) from Livingstones Kabinet on Vimeo.

Direction: Nina Kareis
Composer/Writer: Pete Livingstone
Set design: Dorte Holbek
Choreography: Adelaide Bentzon
Sound design: Erik Christoffersen
Onstage: Amia Miang, Pete Livingstone, Pauli Ryberg, Ole Håndsbæk Christensen, Brian Grønbæk, Bent Jacobsen, Molly Kareis Livingstone

Husets Teater vergrößern
Husets Teater, Kopenhagen (Foto: Ralf Dose)
Husets Teater vergrößern
Husets Teater, Kopenhagen (Foto: Ralf Dose)
Schwanzen Sängerknaben vergrößern
Schwanzen Sängerknaben