Bianca Casady talks about her discovery of theatre one day before the world premiere of her first musical project outside of Coco Rosie. Bianca Casady & the C.i.A. is the second musical performance at Internationales Sommerfestival Kampnagel, the international performing arts centre in Hamburg, Germany. it premiered August 6th 2015. http://www.kampnagel.de/en/festivals/
CocoRosie’s Bianca Casady premiered this solo project at Kampnagel, Hamburg. She puts on stage wonderfully spun songs - with a band, dancer and video. With her sister Sierra and common band CocoRosie Bianca Casady has created a great surreal Pop-Art-World. In addition to worldwide acclaimed albums and concerts CocoRosie have premiered the dance piece "Night Shift - A Feeble Ballet" in 2012 at Kampnagel and have since implemented two theater projects with Robert Wilson. Now - after several solo projects - Bianca Casady once more steps out of the familiar CocoRosie context to gather long time partners (The C.i.A.) for a musical-performance project. Together with dancer Bino Sauitzvy, video artist Jean Marc Ruellan and musicians Lacy Lancaster, Takuya Nakamura and Doug Wieselman she brings new songs to the stage, to be released in autumn also as an album. Casady designs a mysterious and suggestive parallel world starting from an untuned piano, a dusty typewriter and stacks of poems. Her songs are performative gems from a strange music Wonderland, which can now be experienced in a concert performance. After the world premiere at the Summer Festival this show will head to David Byrne's Melt Down Festival and the Pop-Kultur Festival in Berlin’s Berghain among others.