DIAMONDS & SECRETS
PLATO’S CAVE – IS THERE LIFE AFTER TELEVISION?
World premiere marts 2014.
A philosophical everyday life comedy based on Plato’s Cave Myth of a man who dares to turn around and look another way than the group. A tale about the comfortable life on the couch, and everything that might be around. The sisters Anne and Anne live safely in their own hollow world, with TV as the only window. But when they acquire a child to join their favorite TV program, they get more than they had anticipated! In Teater Hund’s characteristic physical and visual style of playing the story is told with humor, hope and reflection for both small and large.
Great fun for kids is just the performance’s both revealing, playful and magical use of green screen technology that many children know from visits to Experimentarium City.
***** Vibeke Wern, Berlingske Tidende (Danish newspaper)
For 5-12 year olds and their adults.
Plato’s Cave premiered at Anemone teatret in Copenhagen March 13, 2014
Performers: Anne Dalsgaard, Anne Abbednæs and Thomas Guldberg Madsen
Director: Methe Bendix
Set design: Leah Burrows
Dramaturgical consultant Jane Rasch
Choreographic consultant: Adelaide Bentzon
Sound designer: Erik Christoffersen
Lighting designer: Sonja Lea
Video designer: Helle Lyshøj
Costumes: Hanne Mørup
Technician and builds: Jonas Møller Andersen
PR and communications: Tina Selmer Bertelsen
Administration: Kenneth Gall
Production: Teater Hund
With support from: Statens Kunstfonds Projektstøtteudvalg for scenekunst, Wilhelm Hansen Fonden, Danske Dramatikere and Københavns Scenekunstudvalg.
Etudes is the eleventh reconstruction of works from the Danish Culture Canon for the Performing Arts by Zarathustra’s Uncle.
Etudes is created by Harald Lander in 1948 with music by Knudaage Riisager based on Carl Czerny’s Etudes.
Etudes was performed May 22, 2010 at Zene+, Viften in Rødovre, Denmark
and January 28, 2012 at Showcase Beat Le Mot: Residenz Evil in Marstall, München
Dancer: Henrik Vestergaard Friis.
Video: Helle Lyshøj.
Choreography: Hilary Briggs, Henriette Thorslund and Harald Lander.
Music: Carl Czerny, Karlheinz Stockhausen, Knudaage Riisager and DJ radio.
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… what is the reality in reality, as Morten Lindberg aka Master Fatman funny asks about in the opening sequence where he acts in the three video manifestations that even engage in dialogue with each other.
For Show Real is not just about forms of representation, but also about the downward slide that has happened in our values, from thinking it’s important “just to be” to “have a lot of things” and “to be seen and act”.
Lots of atmosphere
Helle Lyshøjs video sequences are sophisticated, from which the dancers Pierre Enaux, Ole Birger Hansen and Matilde Wendelboe Dresler in bright-red colors dance live onto stage as from one reality into another.
* * * * * Vibeke Wern, Berlingske Tidende (Danish newspaper)
Show Real premiered February 9, 2010 at Aaben Dans’ new stage in Roskilde, Denmark
idea and choreography: Thomas Eisenhardt
performance: Master Fatman
dance and choreography: Therese Glahn, Matilde Wendelboe Dresler, Ole Birger Hansen and Pierre Enaux
music: Master Fatman and Kristoffer Sjelberg
video artist: Helle Lyshøj
lightdesign and production: Mogens Kjempff
costumes: Mette Myr
extra/naked woman: Ivonne Cadovius
produced by: Aaben Dans
MasterCopy will be the ultimate unoriginal performance.
Everything in the show will be stolen, copied, sampled, quoted, recollected, reused, you name it, but it will be like a sparkling fresh new copy.
Erik Pold and his team are certainly a bunch of real, genuine originals.
Daniel Norback is glorious in the double role as Ingrid Bergman and Humphrey Bogart in “Casablanca” and Merete Byrial is wonderful as both bespectacled Woody Allen and young blond Mariel Hemingway in “Manhattan”.
A performance that is both intelligent and humorous focuses on the concepts of original and unoriginal.
* * * * Vibeke Wern, Berlingske Tidende (Danish newspaper)
MasterCopy investigates what happens when you start copying on all levels of a theatre production. Three performers, an architect, a writer, a video artist, a composer and a designer explore different ways of copying, re-enacting, sampling and re-staging.
The idea is to avoid originality and authenticity: everything has been done or said before.
It is a mixed media-performance, and the use of video, live electronic sound and music is a vital part of the performance.
MasterCopy rejects the idea that art is only art when you can call it original – it debates the perception of the artist as being original and unique, and rather sees the artist as someone who sample culture, reconstruct, deconstructs, and in that way builds upon culture and the streams of information that runs through contemporary society.
It investigates some of the more recent devices within both visual art and performance: Re-enactment and Post Production.
But not without irony: the project is in some respect impossible: live performance is by nature never able to be a complete copy of something else, but we work hard to make it happen.
I can´t think of anything to say, so just give me the words, and I will repeat them.
MasterCopy premiered August 26, 2008 at Plex Musikteater, Copenhagen
The artists involved in MasterCopy are
Director and choreographer: Erik Pold
Performers: Merete Byrial, Daniel Norback, Jeremy Wade.
Video artist: Helle Lyshøj
Composer: Pelle Skovmand
Set designer: Rebecca Arthy
Writer: Majse Aymo-Boot
Designer: Rasmus Nordqvist
MasterCopy was supported financially by Kunstrådets Scenekunstudvalg (The Danish Artscouncil), Statens Kunstfond, Københavns Scenekunstudvalg, Wilhelm Hansen Fonden, Nordea Danmark-fonden, BG Fonden og Statens Værksteder for Kunst og Håndværk.
Music video for the Danish rockband Sterling
label: Crunchy Frog
director: Erik Pold
scenography: Rebecca Arthy
camera: Helle Lyshøj
Det starter i foyeren mens publikum bliver iscenesat i en katastrofe situation: teatret er sprængt i luften, og svensk tv er på vej op af trapperne.
En forestillingen der aldrig begynder men hele tiden slutter. THE END er en forestilling som på humoristisk vis og i højt tempo sætter fokus på det uundgåelige, uforståelige og dybt frustrerende element i vores eksistens: at alting har en slutning.
THE END bruger forskellige medier, omfatter slutscenen af Hamlet, og henter sin inspiration fra katastrofefilm.
Skøn katastrofehjælp til dansk teater
Teatret er dødt. Den Anden Opera er sprængt i luften. Svensk TV trænger ind i de røgfyldte lokaler for at sende de chokerende billeder direkte ud til seerne … Forvirret? Så vent bare til “behind the scenes” optagelserne af prøverne til Hamlet. Gensynet med Requiem … Katastrofe på katastrofe udspiller sig for os. På scenen. På storskærmen. I foyeren. I tankerne.
Marianne Skovlund Christensen, Teatermagasinet 2006
premiere: May 18, 2006 at Den Anden Opera in Copenhagen
instruktør: Erik Pold
video: Helle Lyshøj
musik: Pelle Skovmand
scenografi: Rebecca Arthy
performere: Maria Rich, Daniel Norback, Pernille Koch og Vidar Hansen
produceret af: LiminalDK
Balladen om Kasper Rosenröd / The Ballad of Kasper Red as a Rose
– an opera by Ulf Bjorlin/Peter Weiss
For young adults and adults.
A horrible and bloody history about a family who one night gets an uninvited guest – the robber Kasper Red as a Rose. What happens in a family when the evil ascends in through the door? ‘The ballad about Kasper Red as a Rose’ offers through ferocity, lucidity and humour an intelligent narrative of the time of the knive. RITSCH, RATSCH!
The video used in the opera was a collage of pictures of violent short films and TV spots similar to an average Saturday TV program, a short sequence of a man in a car on his way abroad bringing the act on stage out into the surrounding world, and a longer sequence of dance and pantomime with a knife and knife threat as a theme. The young boy on stage had a live-feed video camera and the story was seem though his eyes and projected for the audience on a big screen on stage. The live-feed was mixed with the pre-recorded sequences.
director: Ina-Miriam Rosenbaum
conductor: Per-Otto Johansson
choreography: Ann Crosset
video design: Helle Lyshøj
orchestration: Jonas Forssell
ensemble: Thomas Chaanhing
Cedric Borglund Janson/Solstice Martin
The Malmö Opera Orchestra
Producered by: Operaverkstan
HELLEVISION, the network with a mission.
In Italy Berlusconi were in charge of both the presidency and the media in Italy. And as a real puppeteer he once tried to cast Gerald Schröder for a motion picture. That seems an inspiring idea; bring art into politics!
Hellevision is an alternative to the so-called free press. We don’t claim to tell a truth but visualise issues that we find worthwhile discussing and we do expose fear by exaggeration and by twisting the facts.
HELLEVISION 1st EDITION is based on ideas of conspiracies.
It was online broadcasted and first presented at the ‘Op Schoot’ Filmfestival 2004 in Maastricht. On this event ‘experts’, who were situated on different locations in Europe were on-line with a webcam to participate in discussions with viewers.
HELLEVISION 2nd EDITION is even more personalized politics.
It is 20 minutes news program with some commercials for non-products in between. HELLEVISION 2nd EDITION was presented at Kunstvlaai 5 in Amsterdam 2004. (right)
videoinstallation and web project
The collaborators are:
Helle Lyshøj: concept and visuals
Henrique Neves: performer and writer
Mandra Wabäck: scriptwriter and reporter
Laurens van der Heijden: historican and writer