In Contact

Location Aarhus Teater & The Royal Theatre
17.01.2015 - 09.06.2015
28-30.05.2015 Aarhus Teater + 05-06.06.2015 & 08-09.06.2015 The Royal Theatre
Language DK
Duration 90 min.

TICKETS AARHUS

Idea, concept and direction CHRISTIAN LOLLIKE Concept and choreography ESTHER LEE WILKINSON and TIM MATIAKIS Scenography THOMAS HOLM RADIL Costumes GAIA BRANDT RASMUSSEN Lighting Design ANDERS POLL Dramaturge SOLVEIG GADE Text PETER-CLEMENT WOETMANN Supporting texts SOLVEIG GADE, HENRIK MØLLER MORGEN, JESPER NØDDELUND and MARTIN AAHOLM Co-production between CORPUS / DEN KONGELIGE BALLET and SORT/HVID

Soldiers HENRIK MØLLER MORGEN, JESPER NØDDELUND og MARTIN AAHOLM Dancers AMALIE ADRIA, CAROLINE BALDWIN, JOSEE BOWMAN, ELISABETH DAM, VIKTORIA FALCK-SCHMIDT, LENA-MARIA GRUBER, STEPHANIE CHEN GUNDORPH, HILARY GUSWILER, EMMA HÅKANSSON, BIRGITTA LAWRENCE, GITTE LINDSTRØM, KIZZY MATIAKIS, CHRISTINA MICHANEK, ALBA NADAL, KATERINA PLACHÁ, CALISTA RUAT, STEPHANIE SAHLGREN, FEMKE MØLBACH SLOT, LOUISE ØSTERGAARD, CHARLES ANDERSEN, ALEXANDER BOZINOFF, JONATHAN CHMELENSKY, MAGNUS CHRISTOFFERSEN, JÓN AXEL FRANSSON, CHRISTIAN HAMMEKEN, NICOLAI HANSEN, MARCIN KUPINSKI, FERNANDO MORA, DREW NELSON, SAMUEL REES, JULIEN RINGDAHL, BRYANT STEENSTRA and ALEXANDER STÆGER

Winner of the prize Dance Performance of the Year at Aarets Reumert 2015!

The Royal Ballet Company in the company, CORPUS, has invited director Christian Lollike into the dance laboratory and given him a demanding challenge: He has to direct a dance performance with dancers from The Royal Ballet and Danish war veterans who have been deployed to Afghanistan.

The war in Afghanistan began in 2001 and from the beginning Danish soldiers participated side by side with American and British soldiers. 43 soldiers never went back home to Denmark again. Several hundreds returned with wounded bodies and minds.

One of them was the war veteran Martin:

“Suddenly I was standing there with a loaded gun, which could both save lives and at the same time be lethal. This is a huge responsibility to get as a 22 year old. I thrived with the responsibility on my back because I could make a use of all what I had learned. But I think it has to do with that responsibility that people come home with mental health problems, because it takes a man to cope with such a constant pressure for six months. And when you are sent to war you never have the opportunity to leave such a responsibility. ”

IN CONTACT – a war ballet is choreographed by Corpus’ artistic directors Esther Lee Wilkinson and Tim Matiakis, and besides dancers from The Royal Ballet Danish soldiers deployed in Afghanistan participates in the performance.

Performances
05-06.06.2015, 08-09.06.2015 THE DANISH ROYAL THEATRE, Skuespilhuset, Copenhagen (DK)
28-30.05.2015 AARHUS FESTUGE, Aarhus Teater, Aarhus (DK)
17-18.01.2015 THE DANISH ROYAL THEATRE, The Old Stage, Copenhagen (DK)
22.05.2014-03.06.2014 THE DANISH ROYAL THEATRE, Skuespilhuset, Copenhagen (DK), world premiere.