// theatre & dance //
for ever four seasons
– The ability of man is the enigma of man, this for good and evil!
Human beings have developed, and survived as a species due to the ability to cooperate and develop mental structures and systems. For instance, technology, philosophy, and art. At the same time they have created: concentration camps, weapons, and nuclear power.
In recent years, both art and philosophy have reflected on the fact that the man has become a similar geological force to volcanoes, rivers, and displacement of tectonic plates. For the first time in history, a majority of us lives in urban man-made landscapes rather than rural areas. Mankind has detached itself from nature. Is it because we no longer regard ourselves as part of it? The work For Ever Four Seasons investigates what value the term “nature” has today. Perhaps the idea of separation between the man and nature should be reconsidered?
The development of this work is influenced by a Nobel Prize winning writer Svetlana Aleksijevitj’s reflections and interviews with survivors of Chernobyl. Aleksijevitj uses the Chernobyl disaster as a potential picture of the future, and let the witnesses remember in a world that will forget. Her analysis is a hyper-concrete example that poses ethical, moral and metaphysical questions to the modern human. With nuclear technology, we have also gained an instrument so that we can act on the same scale as nature. A man-made natural power.
What is the role of humanity in the geological period we are in now, the Anthropocene age? Convoi Exceptionnel gives space and form for an artistic explanation to the questions above.
Concept, choreography, scenography, light: Jon R. Skulberg Dancers: Marianna Kavallieratos, Kenzo Kusuda
Composers, musicians: Soma & Lil (Soma Allpass, Lil Lacy)
Composer, sound design: Kristian Hverring
Dramaturg: Astrid Hansen Holm Costumes: Mads Dinesen
Light technician : Irene Lehtonen
Sound assistant : Johan August Dyrløv Høegh
Creative producer, agent: Lene Bang
Communication: Kirstine Bauning
Photos: Søren Kjeldgaard
Premiere: Bora-Bora, Aarhus, September 4th, 2019
Juli / Jon
In 2012 Juli Apponen(Fi/Se) and Jon R. Skulberg (N) premiered with their first collaborative work, a site specific performance titled Everything Ends With Flowers in Fredrikstad, Norway. In this project they started to investigate choreography and the movements of a post operated body, a body that could only move for one hour per day in rehearsals.
JULI/JON are not interested in bodies with unlimited possibilities and virtuoso movement repertoire. They are interested in limitations, weakness, tiredness and bodies that are on stage not because they can, but because they can`t. Their work is minimalist and abstract, with no illusion or fiction imposed and every movement, gesture and image is strictly choreographed and composed. The material derives from different memories and the physical traces of them. The work is an intimate collaboration between these elements and creates their performances.
The french writer and philosopher Hélène Cixous texts about writing, litterature and reading of drawings forms a strong part of their methodology.
JULI/JON´s two first performances are part of a trilogy in development. Everything Ends With Flowers, (2012), Everything Remains (2015) and a third piece which is in development.
The music for the trilogy is composed, recorded and played by Lil Lacy.
Soma & Lil + Merete Smedegaard
Since 2015 modern dancer Merete Smedegaard has collaborated with Soma & Lil and Lil Lacy solo in different events among others at Kirsten Kjærs Museum, Gl. Holtegaard and GIV.
faderen & sønnen
Assistens Kirkegård og Anna Kirke på Nørrebro danner rammen om forestillingen "Faderen og Sønnen - sandhedens øjeblik" en rørende, poetisk og humoristisk fortælling om tre sønners afsked med deres far.
Tre sønner mødes for at tage afsked med deres far. De har forskellige mødre, forskellig opvækst og forskellige opfattelser af, hvem han var som far og menneske. Hvem har ret? Og findes der et sandhedens øjeblik? Her kombineres audiowalk og forestilling i en nyskabende iscenesættelse, der sætter fokus på identitet og sandhedssøgen.
Forestillingen er blevet til med et hold af landets dygtigste og mest ambitiøse unge scenekunstnere, heriblandt dramatikerne Rosalinde Mynster og Thea Kulavig.
***** Ungt Teaterblod
"... For ikke at spoile jeres oplevelse, har jeg kun tilbage at sige, at min maj-aften med andre ord blev brugt på at bevidne en dramaturgisk og skuespilteknisk genistreg." - Ungt Teaterblod
Instruktør: Jeppe Grinderslev
Musik og arrangement: Lil Lacy / Speak: Søren Sætter-Lassen
Medvirkende: Hans Christian Schrøder, Jeppe Alsgaard Pachaï, Johannes Frieboe, Kimmie Sennov, Madelen Larsen og Nannan Chen.
Dramatiker (Faderens fortællinger): Rosalinde Mynster
Dramatiker (Sønnernes fortællinger): Thea Kulavig
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