Tour in The Netherlands and Belgium 27 November – 29 January 2014

5: ECHO is a solo performance, a film and a choreography for six dancers supported and propelled by the pumping electronic sound score by Gary Shepherd in a monumental, yet minimalist, space designed by Theun Mosk, lighting design by long term collaborator Minna Tiikkainen.

Dynamic and colourful visuals by video artists Helle Lyshøj & Susanna Brenner (FishingShootingHunting) were projected onto in a monumental, yet minimalist, space designed by Theun Mosk. Like a kaleidoscope the visuals shifted colours and shapes.

Everything resonates: slowed-down time, dancing circles and glistening lizards on the balustrades…


Beutler’s contemporary piece echoes with dance’s past
… when film footage appears on the backdrop from a late version of Vermiljoen do we make the connection: these dancers are performing variations on the original dance figures.

**** Annette Embrechts, Volkskrant (Dutch newspaper), July 7, 2014


5: ECHO premiered at JULIDANS FESTIVAL 8 July 2014 in Amsterdam

Concept en choreography: Nicole Beutler
Based on: “Vermiljoen” van Bianca van Dillen (Dansproductie, 1978)
Inspired by: The work of Ellen Edinoff & Koert Stuyf

Made in collaboration with:
Dancers: Dereck Cayla, Hillary Blake Firestone, Maurizio Giunti, Christian Guerematchi, Kelly Hirina, Marjolein Vogels
Second cast: Inge van Huijkelom
Music composition: Gary Shepherd
Lighting design: Minna Tiikkainen
Stage design: Theun Mosk
Costume design: Jessica Helbach
Video design: Susanna Brenner, Helle Lyshøj

A production of NBprojects and ICKamsterdam

PLATONS HULE – Mon der er liv efter TV?

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.

Platons Hule / Teater Hund

15 seconds of fame

At Tweetakt in Utrecht 2014, donderdag 10 april 20:30
More info: http://tweetakt-kaap.nl/#/nl/programma-2014/item-692/

Delicate video clips

In contrast, the small video sequences works well, where we follow the three dancers in their mutual life and the tests on the setup. They send a pleasing sign of the lives of individuals with training, work, kids and breakfast rituals. It’s not glitter all, even if you’re dancing in the Aaben Dans company!

* * * * Henrik Lyding, Teateravisen (Danish theater magazine)

Andy Warhol once said that in the future everybody will be world famous for 15 minutes. We guess that today, those minutes became seconds. In ’15 seconds of fame’ three performers, will sing, dance and act their souls out.

So you think they have the right factor to become the next big superstar?

Belgian choreographer Koen De Preter invites the audience on a rollercoaster of failure and success, inspired by people who take part in talent hunt shows on television.

15 seconds of fame premiered February 1st, 2014. Scenen Laboratoriet in Roskilde in Denmark.

Choreography: Koen De Preter
Performers: Pernille Koch, Thomas Porup and Pierre Enaux
Video: Helle Lyshøj
Production: Aaben Dans

Llibertat 2013

Video clip with Nederlands Philharmonisch Orkest.
This video was a part of the video design for the multimedia concert llibertat 2013 in Concertgebouw in Amsterdam.

Een voorstelling en concert voor jongeren gespeeld in de grote zaal van Het Concertgebouw.

Bedacht en gepresenteerd door Anthony Heidweiler.
Met teksten en video’s en klassieke muziek, met als thema vrijheid, geïnspireerd op het leven van Pablo Casals.
Met het Nederlands Philharmonisch Orkest o.l.v. Judith Kubitz.

Teheran Mon Amour

This show has received a reward by Danish Arts Foundation in 2012.

A performance about the situation of homosexual men in Iran today. It opens with the intial screening of the film: A re-make of one of the greatest love stories on film: “Hiroshima, mon amour”. But instead of a frensh woman and a japanese man, two men –one scandinavian, one persian occupies the leading roles.
Just like in the original, we never learn how they meet, as the story begins right after the two of them has spend a night together at a hotel in Teheran.

In the original film from 1959 the love affair is complicated and impossible. In the this version set in Teheran 2012 the love affair is punishable by death.


The show has received a reward by Danish Arts Foundation in 2012. The jury states:

… an intelligent performance where the audience is presented with different realities in layers, and challenged to ask themselves a series of questions. The love story from Alain Resnais film “Hiroshima, mon amour” is paralleled with a gay love story in today’s Tehran, and the loving couple on stage is confronted with themselves on film. Daniel Norback and Farid Tristan-Sohrabi are touching and credible as the couple, where the intimate and human desire for love are threatened by social forces and the growing threat of war. The performance manages to erase the theater’s affectation and open up to life’s own complexity. Highly successful political theater!


Teheran mon amour premiered April 19, 2012 at Får302, Copenhagen

a performance by Daniel Norback
staged by Erik Pold
video by Helle Lyshøj
scenography by Seimi Nørregaard
music by Martin Vognsen
dramaturgy by Jeppe Kristensen
research by Jaleh Tavakoli
light by Tobias Stål
acting by Farid Tristan-Sohrabi and Daniel Norback

Jagten på et Plot

In Search of a Plot

The performance is adapted to each specific venue, giving the audience opportunity to see an area of the city in a new way. This piece is suited for industrial areas or other parts of a city that are interesting and different. IN SEARCH OF A PLOT can very well be part of various cultural events, a festival or related to activities at a museum.

The performance begins at one joint location. Here the actors divide the audience into three groups and guide them on separate walks. Along their way the viewers meet different characters and see parts of various stories – it all seems to be part of a bigger story.  A film crew interacts with the performance; members of the audience get the chance to interact with the plot – if they so desire. Towards the end, when the walkers are reunited a video is shown. The stories told on the walks are connected and the fragments can be tied together. Just how they connect is open for individual interpretation.

IN SEARCH OF A PLOT looks at plot as phenonema in stage art as well as in our daily lives. In a complex and global world, what narratives lends coherence to our lives, and just how different do we experience the same reality?

The stories in the guided walks are inspired by the works of Japanese writer Haruki Murakami.
In his books we often find the central character searching for a sense of meaning – a search that leads to weird and mythical journeys where the most unexpected becomes normal.

The reviewers wrote:
“an international performance level of morbidity amidst a sensory loaded place in the slipstream of “Hotel Pro Forma” (Information)
“A very exciting, different and entertaining, spellbinding and intimate experience that I strongly recommend” (Oestrogen.dk)
“An interesting and funny project – an inspiring attempt to challenge the black box theatre.” (Politiken)


In Search of a Plot premiered June 7, 2011 at Dansehallerne, Carlsberg, in Copenhagen.
On tour in Denmark September 2012: Rønne/Bornholm, Teater Momentum/Odense and Horsens Børneteaterfestival.

Concept and staging: Adelaide Bentzon and Erik Pold
Performers: Johannes Lilleøre, Merete Byrial, Daniel Norback, Sigrid Kandal Husjord, Nina Kareis and Erik Pold
Dramaturg: Karsten Johansen
Videodesign: Helle Lyshøj
Set design: Rebecca Arthy
Music: Pelle Skovmand


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.

Read more at zonkel.com


Show Real

A show about reality – is reality a show?

… 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

teaser for Show Real

The Post-Human

a stage terror-regime

The wish has always existed – the hope for a new human being. We have always been captivated by the dream of removing all of the mediocrity, idiocy, meaninglessness, the foibles and flaws from the otherwise pristine spiral of DNA. From Plato to transhumanism. But how will the new human being look? Will it be taller, stronger, and more beautiful than us? Will it be free from all our hopes and dreams of self realization, our self-satisfaction and hate?

… in dialogue with the four walls, where the appearance of screens and canvases draw the axes of the cross in the space. One axis is drawn by two smaller screens on which Marx and Socrates appear … on the other axis, we find two large screens … where the hooded young man appears and interrupt the dialogue of the philosophers in a perfect timing …with which depicting references to both Zarathustra, Messiah and the Finnish school mass murderer are pressing in a loud beautiful music video …
A small video camera is used for transmissions in close-up view of the acting body: a blood sample needle, piercing into the white skin of the arm: a transmission from the singing uvula or a close-up view of his eye … a face in protoplasmic transformation (a transformation, realized virtually in a video projection in which the nameless face dissolves into a large number of others: Andy Warhol’s, Willem Dafoe’s, Karen Blixen’s, Mahatma Ghandi’s, bin Laden’s, Thomas Skade-Rasmussen Strøbech’s …)

Lilian Munk Rösing, Information (a Danish Newspaper) January 2009


The Post-Human

The Post-Human premiered January 21, 2009 at Teater Camp X Aveny in Copenhagen.
cast:The nameless from Das Beckwerk
text and direction: Das Beckwerk
music: Bjørn Svin, Henrik Sundh and Das Beckwerk
video: Helle Lyshøj