West Side Story in Concertgebouw

The 125th anniversary of the Royal Concertgebouw in Amsterdam is completed with a very special project: young people between 16 and 26 years perform West Side Story by Leonard Bernstein on 3 and December 4, 2013 in the Grote Zaal of the Concertgebouw.
Helle Lyshøj & Susanna Brenner / Fishing Hunting Shooting are making a series on this particular project of which this film is the first part.


Part 2: The cast met for the first time and works at the photo shoot as well as the auditions for the orchestra.

Singing at De Nederlandse Opera

12 videos made for De Nederlandse Opera to invite people to take part in the project singing at De Nederlandse Opera.
Develop your voice at home with the experts involved in this project.

Direction, camera and edit: Helle Lyshoj, Susanna Brenner and Bart Oomen

See the whole playlist here.

theatrical tour in Het Muziektheater

A theatrical tour for children in Het Muziektheater, Amsterdamtheatrical tours
The children are “coincidently” picked up by the cleaner who bring them on a journey of discovery throughout the building. On the cleaning trolley a video screen appears and the children watch nice short films on various locations about who works in the building. A tour with the passion for opera and ballet.


Theatrical tours are on-going since 2011
regi: Bart Oomen
videos: Susanna Brenner og Helle Lyshøj
commissioned by Het Muziektheater in Amsterdam

Mozart Effect in Mannheim

Mannheim becomes the scene of a large-scale field test of the ‘Mozart Effect’. During the 2nd Mannheimer Mozart Week in Nationaltheater Mannheim a group of artists exposes Mannheim to the music of Mozart. The artists want to find out whether the music of Mozart increases ‘the productivity and quality of life in the city’.
Earlier studies had shown results that to the music of Mozart children learn faster, cows give more milk and plants flourish. In Mannheim the tunes of Mozart ring out in the supermarket, in the swimming facility, enterprises and business.
The attempt can be observed during the Mozart Week in the entrance hall of Nationaltheater Mannheim as avideo installation. The festival-goers can buy Mozart-eggs in the foyer before the operas. “And,” a festival spokeswoman reported, “people said they definitely tasted better.”



Video and music installation in public spaces
Mannheim, 2002
‘Ideenwerk Innenstadt’ is a collaboration between:
Geza Heselman, Helle Lyshøj and Tilmann Meyer-Faje
Co-produced by: Nationaltheater Mannheim


read more about the Mozart Effect on Guardian Unlimited