The Friedrichstadt-Palast theatre in Berlin, which is the biggest theatre stage in the world, will introduce a new show, named “ARISE” in August 2021. The show is not only promising of artistic dances and impressive visuals, but also of many Eurovision connections.
First of all, no other than Eurovision Song Contest winner Conchita Wurst wrote 2 new songs for the big show in Berlin. The set designer will be Swedish Frida Arvidsson, who took over the same job for the Eurovision Song Contest 2013 in Malmö and the Eurovision Song Contest 2016 in Stockholm. Nikeata Thompson will be in charge of the choreography. She previously did the choreography for Lena Meyer-Landrut’s “Taken By A Stranger” at the Eurovision Song Contest 2011 and coached Ann-Sophie, who represented Germany in 2015.
The entire production has a budget of 11 million euros and is expected to be more spectacular and touching than ever before. Dr. Berndt Schmidt, the director and producer, describes it with the following words:
No grand show has ever been so deep and emotional. We want to conjure up a storm of emotions on the stage that really touches our guests in the heart and is hopeful and full of joy of life.
The previews of “ARISE” will begin on the 7th of August 2021. The official date of premiere depends on the development of the pandemic. You can watch the first show trailer below: