“In a space between memory and fantasy, in a brutal depiction of a crude reality, we move between Iraq and Finland with stories where the surreal and absurd are also completely realistic. “DOGS walk around in the dark. They bark anxiously, grinning, fight each other, licking each other in the ass, trying to fuck each other, aim for each other’s throat. It’s something like life. “
by HASSAN BLASIM dramatization LUCAS SVENSSON directed by NATALIE RINGLER room JOHANNA MÅRTENSSON light JENS SETHZMAN costume MATILDA HYTTSTEN mask ANNA OLOFSON supplies YVONNE BRAX KJELLSTRÖM choreographer OSSI NISKALA tango music PELLE OSSLER sound design / music composer TANYA BYRNE construction KAJ PRIMUS Scene Technician JACOB WILLÉN art directorJAN LARSSON poster photo MATS BÄKER text coach EVA FEUER director assistant / production manager AGNES NORLIN stage worker ROSANNA MERCADO-ROJAS auscultant FREDRIC ODENBORG trainee KRISTINA BALERMBAS producer JOAKIM BAYOUMI KARLSSON theater manager SOPHIA ARTIN with support from STATENS KULTURRÅD, KULTURFÖRVALTNINGEN STOCKHOLMS STAD, SVERIGES FÖRFATTARFOND, SVANTE BERGSTRÖMS TEATERSTIFTELSE
Havet är djupt
The play “Havet är djupt” is a family drama about the climate crisis. An unusually warm summer in the near future, a family will get to know each other again.
The audiovisual installation originates from text’s theme and creates a room for visitors to explore at their own pace.
Giselle revisited (2016) is a love and reconciliation act for all those who have ever rebelled or will ever do so. For anyone who dared, for anyone who survived, for anyone who dreams. Giselle revisited is for them. In Giselle revisited documentary material is set against the iconic classic ballet Giselle’s choreography and dramaturgy.
A story about growing up, making choices and creating change.
Idea and concept: Aurelia Le Huche and Anne Jonsson
Den Gula Tapeten – an ambulatory film and theater installation about freedom, body and room.
Through Charlotte’s diary entries, her life is depicted for a time when she is kept trapped and isolated in her room by her husband and also doctors to get rid of her “nervous disorders”. In her solitude, she develops a neurosis around the room’s patterned wallpaper, which occupies more and more of her time and energy. The work is made up of two parts, the first of which consists of a film installation and the other of a theater monologue. The audience gets to share Charlotte’s disintegrating reality where the spatial boundaries between actor and spectator are blurred. On the walls, the patterned wallpaper plays with itself and moves us to suggestive thoughts. The short story “The yellow wallpaper” worked when it was published in 1892 as a criticism of the marriage as an institution and against women’s limited opportunities for independence and interpretation. Even today, the story problematises gender power relationships both in the home environment and in public. “… the need to codify the subordination of a woman in biological terms intensified the moment she began to demand greater freedom. The female body became a house that had to be opened, a focal point for a threatened order. Embedded in cells, structures and fluids rested the female’s limitation. By presenting the woman who is guided by her abdomen and sex-specific, fragile nervous and soul systems, it became possible to present her as inappropriate for the public arena. ”From The Dark Continent by Karin Johannisson
The performance was played in 2013 at Färgfabriken, Uppsala Stadsteater , Blå huset in Tensta and Teater Tre.
Subsequent workshops were held on three occasions for high school youth. With the support of Stockholm City, Stockholm County Council and the Arts Council.
Based on a short story by Charlotte Perkins Gilman
On stage – Elin Skärstrand
Scenography – Erika Sjödin
Music – Simon Steensland
Movie – Aurelia Le Huche and Tanya Byrne
Cinematography – Tanya Byrne
Projections & Graphic Design – Tanya Byrne
Press photos – Tanya Byrne
Director – Vendela Carlberg Larsson
Producer – Emilie Löfgren
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