In February, 2019, we had the great pleasure of performing NeoArctic at one of the most important venues in the United States. We did four shows at the Terrace Theater as part of the World Stages Programme – with full houses of highly engaged audiences, in collaboration with the wonderful Kennedy Center staff.
We received great reviews – read quotes below and full reviews to the right.
The Washington Post
»Hotel Pro Forma’s “NeoArctic” is both virtuosic and a little incoherent.”«
»The main draw, for many, was the Latvian Radio Choir, a venerable ensemble with a cult following, whose luminous singing, along with mesmerizing videos by Adam Ryde Ankarfeldt and Magnus Pind Bjerre, were certainly the strengths of the evening.«
»Yet “NeoArctic” attested to the risks of the enterprise. Bringing out the inherent contradictions of aestheticizing such an unpretty topic«
DC Theatre Scene
»NeoArctic – disturbing, challenging and strangely beautiful«
»In short, in the space of 80 minutes, the multi-media NeoArtic asks us to journey with the work in a disturbing yet also strangely beautiful and elegiac investigation into what science writer Elisabeth Kolbert has termed the earth’s “sixth extinction.”«
»But, if you are of that important, intrepid group of adventurous theater-goers who seek out cross-disciplinary work or an arts enthusiast who cares deeply about our environmental crisis, this is one you may not want to miss.«
»Evocative. Contemplative. Fragile. Disturbing. Mesmerizing. Immersive. These were some of the words audience members used to describe their experience.«
»Compelling and emotionally satisfying.«
»Together this creative team showed a remarkable cerebral energy and talent in the work. No thrown together performance art piece, as lamentably such art often is, there was a process at work here driven by the highest rigor in the incorporation of the various disciplines.«
»And for Earth’s sake, experience this work.«
»NEOARCTIC a Feast for the Senses«
»An intensely collaborative piece, NeoArctic features a barrage of images, light, costume, discreet movement and intensely beautiful chant from the Latvian Radio Choir, to create an evening that is as evocative as it is new. «