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NeoArctic Danish Premiere

15 September 2016 @Royal Danish Theatre, Gl. Scene

Hotel Pro Forma and Latvian Radio Choir continue the award-winning collaboration in a new visual music performance.

NEOARCTIC is an evocative, poetic, and alarming music performance on the Anthropocene – a new geologic epoch, defined by unprecedented human disturbance of the planets ecosystems. Humans have come to be a ‘force of nature’, causing rapid, often unintended changes to the Earth we inhabit.

NEOARCTIC is the result of interdisciplinary, internatinal research and artistic collaborations between scientists, composers, writers, visual artists, video designers and singers.

British Andy Stott and Latvian Krists Auznieks composed the music, Islandic Sjón wrote the lyrics, and Pakistan-Croatian Wali Mohammed Barrech created the costumes.

Twelve outstanding singers are seen and heard on a large stage. Words are sung, whispered, shouted as songs and repetitive, hammering soundscapes. Beautiful melodies appear and disappear. The stage is a canvas for light and colours, films and projections. A landscape in constant change. Stunning sceneries ask: Where did we come from? Where are we heading? How far can we go?

Danish premiere, Royal Danish Theatre, Gl. Scene

Thursday, 15 September, 8 pm
Friday, 16 September, 8 pm
Saturday, 17 September, 8 pm

NEOARCTIC is financed with contributions by The Danish Arts Foundation, The Aarhus 2017 Foundation, The Nordic Culture Fund, Knud Højgaard’s Foundation, New Carlsberg Foundation, Oticon Foundation, Augustinus Foundation, Ernst B. Sund Foundation, Oda & Hans Svenningsen’s Foundation, Politiken-Foundation, Poul Johansen Foundation of 1992 and Overretssagfører L. Zeuthens Mindelegat.


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