Conception, choreography and performance
Ida-Elisabeth Larsen, Marie-Louise Stentebjerg, Jonathan Bonnici
Emilie Strøm, Christian Schytt Fisker, Maria Holmegaard Hansen, Mathilde Helbo
Laura Emilie Andersen Lausen
Anders Paulin & Eleanor Bauer
Jeffrey Scott Stratton & Morten Bencke
Poster and booklet
John Gottenborg Bruun v/Cyrk
Husets Teater, rød sal
Song of 8
Institute of Interconnected Realities
AMONG CPH STAGE'S SELECTIONS FOR THE INTERNATIONAL DAYS
In natural light and in the drawing down of the day the audience experiences a concert of body and voice from the 3 performers on stage. Shadows lengthen, bodies move in perpetual motion, voices entwine in otherworldly songs, a parade of associations unfurl in the mind of the watcher.
Song of 8 is the last in a trilogy of works that play at the boundary of recognisable reality. Through presenting a clearly visible practice in which repetition always brings something new, known reality is deformed and new landscapes become visible. Like the two previous performances in the trilogy, Song of 8 works with the performer as a channeling body, the witness as participant, and practice over the preset dance. In Song of 8, we consider the visionary space made available through the unbounded affectual energy of the erotic. A significant part of the research involved attempting to understand the notion of ‘down’, a concept that rides a blurred line between the metaphoric and concrete. Articulating what ‘down’ is involves, to some degree, a mapping of the immaterial world, one which will be idiosyncratic to the traveler who ventures there. In traveling ‘down’ one takes a circuitous round trip that may follow similar routes but will always arrive in a unique place. It is the diversity of these destinations that we explore in our Song.
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