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Tomorrow in a Year

A Darwin Electro-Opera

2009

2011
24 Jun 2011
25 Jun 2011
Cork Opera House, Ireland
20 Jan 2011
21 Jan 2011
22 Jan 2011
23 Jan 2011
Nancy, Opéra National de Lorraine
2010
22 Oct 2010
23 Oct 2010
Melbourne International Arts Festival
27 Jul 2010
28 Jul 2010
The Barbican, London
05 Jun 2010
Städtische Bühne, Münster
08 Jan 2010
09 Jan 2010
La Pallas, Athens
2009
27 Nov 2009
28 Nov 2009
Large Hall, The Concert Hall Aarhus, Denmark
08 Oct 2009
09 Oct 2009
Hellerau - European Centre for the Arts Dresden, Germany
11 Sep 2009
12 Sep 2009
Château Rouge, La Bâtie - Festival de Genève
04 Sep 2009
05 Sep 2009
Old Stage, Royal Danish Theatre, Copenhagen, Denmark
02 Sep 2009
Old Stage, Royal Danish Theatre, Copenhagen

Tomorrow in a Year

A Darwin Electro-Opera

2009

The world seen through the eyes of Charles Darwin forms the basis for the performance Tomorrow, in a year. Theatre production company Hotel Pro Forma’s striking visuals blend with pop-duo The Knife’s ground-breaking music to create a new species of electro-opera.

 

An opera singer, a pop singer and an actor perform The Knife’s music and represent Darwin, time and nature on stage. Six dancers form the raw material of life. Together with the newest technology in light and sound, our image of the world as a place of incredible variation, similarity and unity is re-discovered.

 

The opera-genre provides the DNA, the framework of the performance. It calls for large scale, and it forms a space where form and expression dominate. The Swedish music group The Knife creates completely new compositions that challenge the conventional conception of opera music. The musical form is experimental and exploratory, and much of the sound heard was recorded while in the Amazon Jungle and in Iceland.

 

It is written for three singers of different backgrounds: popular music, classical opera and the performing arts. They are the narrators and the main characters in the performance. The singers tell about Darwin and they observe time and nature as Darwin.

 

The visual and conceptual universe is formed by Darwin’s thoughts, experiences and letters. The performance is divided into two parts – analogous to the development and publications of The Origin of Species.

 

The first part of the performance is exploratory. It concentrates on observing the underlying sequences and relationships between image, narrative, movement and music used in the performance. The second part is a synthesis of the material. A completed image and totality emerge, before the performance again mutates and passes into new forms, as happens over time with all things.

 

The opera presents an image of Darwin that above all reminds us that the world is a place of remarkable similarities and amazing diversity. That over time - tomorrow, in a year, or tomorrow, in a million years - change is inevitable.

 

Time forms our lives, gives our existence meaning and populates the globe. Generations, eons and millions of years create the new and eradicate existences. Nature selects, invites and dares everything without limitation

 

Duration 80 min. no intermission


 

2011
24 Jun 2011
25 Jun 2011
Cork Opera House, Ireland
20 Jan 2011
21 Jan 2011
22 Jan 2011
23 Jan 2011
Nancy, Opéra National de Lorraine
2010
22 Oct 2010
23 Oct 2010
Melbourne International Arts Festival
27 Jul 2010
28 Jul 2010
The Barbican, London
05 Jun 2010
Städtische Bühne, Münster
08 Jan 2010
09 Jan 2010
La Pallas, Athens
2009
27 Nov 2009
28 Nov 2009
Large Hall, The Concert Hall Aarhus, Denmark
08 Oct 2009
09 Oct 2009
Hellerau - European Centre for the Arts Dresden, Germany
11 Sep 2009
12 Sep 2009
Château Rouge, La Bâtie - Festival de Genève
04 Sep 2009
05 Sep 2009
Old Stage, Royal Danish Theatre, Copenhagen, Denmark
02 Sep 2009
Old Stage, Royal Danish Theatre, Copenhagen
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