Lokalekspeditionen

– En kommunal thrillerkomedie

Premiere: 25. september 2015 på Rialto Teateret, Frederiksberg

Hvad gør man som borger, når ens lokalsamfund pludselig begynder at forandre sig til uigenkendelighed? Når de lokale myndigheder, der har til opgave at opretholde den offentlige orden, bliver nedlagt eller forflyttet til nabokommunen? Når de søvnløse nætter og blodtrykket stiger proportionalt med kriminaliteten i gadebilledet?

På Frederiksberg har en gruppe lokale borgere taget sagen i egen hånd og bestaltet initiativet Lokalekspeditionen (LE). Med hovedkvarter på Rialto:Teatret er Lokalekspeditionen et lokalt vagtværn, en overvågnings- og efterforskningsenhed, der ser det som sin fornemmeste opgave at passe på Frederiksberg og dets borgere.

Bevæbnet med selvopfundne metoder, teknisk snilde og slagord som evolution og beboerrepræsentation skyer Lokalekspeditionen ingen midler, når det kommer til bevaringen af deres lokalmiljø og kommune. Følg med når Lokalekspeditionen inviterer til introduktionsmøde i hovedkvarteret – alle er velkomne

Fotograf: Henrik Ohsten Rasmussen

 

Instruktion: Erik Pold
Ensemble: Maria Rich, Peter Flyvholm og Peter Zandersen
Videodesigner: Helle Lyshøj
Komponist: Jens B. Christiansen/Rumpistol

TEATER TIL SALG

Teater Momentum d. 26. november – 20. december

Hvad ville der ske, hvis den offentlige financiering af scenekunsten forsvandt og teatret skulle fungere på markedsvilkår? Ville det overhovedet kunne sælges? Hvem ville investere? Og hvad er egentlig teatrets værdi – for mennesket, for samfundet eller på bundlinjen?

Forestillingen TEATER TIL SALG er et kritisk-komisk blik på oplevelsesindustrien og tidens mesterlige historiefortællere – livsstilseksperterne og ejendomsmæglerne, der kan få os til at investere, og fejlinvestere fatalt, i noget så basalt som mursten.

TEATER TIL SALG udspiller sig som et åbent-hus-arrangement, hvor publikum er inviteret indenfor som potentielle købere, i et scenarie, hvor Momentum har mistet bevillingen, og hvor bygningen står tom og skal sælges.

TEATER TIL SALG gør grin med både bolig- og teaterbranchen på samme tid, og laver et link mellem teatrets kunstige iscenesættelse af fiktion og den kunstige virkelighed, der iscenesættes i boligbranchens glittede salgsbrochurer. Forestillingen er den anden i rækken med Momentum vol. 8.0 under det overordnede tema Super Marked.

Teater til salg

TEATER TIL SALG
premierede 27. nov, 2014
Iscenesættelse: Erik Pold.
Medvirkende: Marie Nørgaard, Magnus Bruun og Troels Hagen Findsen.
Scenograf: Sille Dons Heltoft.
Videodesigner: Helle Lyshøj.
Tekst: Tomas Lagermand Lundme i samarbejde med Erik Pold og de medvirkende.
Komponist: Rumpistol/Jens B. Christiansen.

Maria & Mohammed

Københavns Musikteater October 28 – November 15, 2014
– A love story in silent movie pace.
Mohammed’s parents want him to marry his cousin, “the beautiful Soraya”, who is getting dangerously close to her last expiration date. Terrified, he flees and soon has a gang of pursuers at his heels.
Across town the very pregnant Maria is brutally assaulted by her ex-husband, who has escaped from prison. She takes flight with her ex-husband after her, and soon has her own group of pursuers, including a gang of immigrants.
The two refugees collide and hide in each other’s arms, causing their pursuers to run past. They release their embrace and the scene is set for love at first sight.
But before they can have their happy ending, the two lovers must overcome great obstacles.
 

Out & Abouts anmelder giver 5 stjerner

Konceptet er enkelt: Et stort lærred, hvor der vises nutids-stumfilm, en lille håndfuld skuespillere, der det ene øjeblik spiller med i filmen, og det næste øjeblik er på scenen. Filmen på lærred i baggrunden fungerer samtidig som kulisse. Det er formidabelt lavet og kræver stor præcision. Hvert et klask eller slask skal ramme præcist, hvis det skal virke – og det gør det hele vejen igennem.

af Tonny og Claus Bønløkke Hertz (Out&About).
October 29, 2014

 

A well-tested recipe for entertainment – paired with modern technology.
The show is in black / white and completely non- verbal with the physical expression in focus. It is told in the style we know from the old flickering and stuttering silent movies from the early 20th century America – simple, crude and universal. It’s entertainment with equal parts coarse humor, slapstick and romance.
 

Press photos When Kamal met Maria. Photos: baesfoto.dk

MARIA & MOHAMMED
premiered Oct 28, 2014
Writer: Niels Grønne
Direction: Niels Grønne og Torkild Lindebjerg
Cast: Josef W. Nielsen, Stine Holm Joensen, Niels Grønne, Torkild Lindebjerg
Composer and music: Mathias Grove Madsen
Film og film technique: Helle Lyshøj
Producer: Dansk Rakkerpak

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

When Kamal met Maria

Restaged in English: 26 October – 18 November, 2012 at Taastrup Theater.
 

– A love story in silent movie pace
Kamal’s parents want him to marry his cousin, “the beautiful Soraya”, who is getting dangerously close to her last expiration date. Terrified, he flees and soon has a gang of pursuers at his heels.
Across town the very pregnant Maria is brutally assaulted by her ex-husband, who has escaped from prison. She takes flight with her ex-husband after her, and soon has her own group of pursuers, including a gang of immigrants.
The two refugees collide and hide in each other’s arms, causing their pursuers to run past. They release their embrace and the scene is set for love at first sight.
But before they can have their happy ending, the two lovers must overcome great obstacles.
 

Laughter lies
Laughter goes through the audience at the show When Kamal met Maria in Taastrup Theatre, which has now been on its first tour in Denmark. The show is a nutty silent film comedy with wonderful piano boxing by Mathias Grove Madsen in evening dress. And just as the movie plays, the actors come forward in the flesh – the irresistible Stine Holm Joensen and the noble Joseph W. Nielsen – and then it becomes really funny. Niels Grønne from Danish Rakkerpak has delivered his funny street theater stunts to the story of an immigrant boy who meets a pregnant girl whose violent man has just been put in jail. And the madness is crowned by grotesque local color, because Helle Lyshøjs silent movie is filmed in Taastrup social housing as a maze-stage design. That must surely create an relief in the country’s concrete free cities …

Anne Middelboe Christensen, Information (Danish newspaper).
November 26, 2012

 

A well-tested recipe for entertainment – paired with modern technology.
The show is in black / white and completely non- verbal with the physical expression in focus. It is told in the style we know from the old flickering and stuttering silent movies from the early 20th century America – simple, crude and universal. It’s entertainment with equal parts coarse humor, slapstick and romance.
 

Silent movie and theater tableau… it is a pleasure to say that I am deeply impressed with the implementation of the performance. The relationship between film and theater – the Laterna Magica-illusion – is sovereign and accurate.

Janken Varden, børneteater avisen (children’s theater newspaper). 2011

 
Press photos When Kamal met Maria. Photos: baesfoto.dk

THEN KAMAL MET MARIA
premiered Nov 4, 2011 – restaged in English October 26, 2012
Writer: Niels Grønne
Direction: Niels Grønne og Torkild Lindebjerg
Cast: Josef W. Nielsen, Stine Holm Joensen, Niels Grønne, Torkild Lindebjerg
Composer and music: Mathias Grove Madsen
Film og film technique: Helle Lyshøj
Producer: Taastrup Theater

Etudes


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

etuder-press

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

MasterCopy

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.

Andy Warhol

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.