HAIL TO THE GOOD LISTENER
HAIL TO THE GOOD LISTENER
A new ensemble work created by choreographer Marie Topp.
Five women move in a meditative-like ’slow-motion’ choreography. Time stands still. The dancers are rocks, they are water. They change and in turn are changed by their surroundings. The five women are fixed, they float – in a field of tension of resistance and surrender. Collectively, they lean towards a common past. They create space for change.
The presence of the forces of nature occurring on the stage and on the performer’s body is a recurring theme in Marie Topp’s choreographic practice. Through somatic and meditative practice, she evokes landscape-like scenarios on the stage. Throughout, this aesthetic language and the position of the performer in oscillating relationships, they are at the same time isolated from and connected to their surroundings. Narratives and abstractions are created in the association flow that arises between the work and the viewer.
The performance is the last, concluding part of a trilogy of works that examine the complexity of the senses. The first work in the series, Liaisons (2018), addresses the sense of sight. The duet explores potentials and states that arise when the gaze is blurred on the premise that the way we see defines what we see. The solo, Oceanic (2020), is a reflection on listening and the hierarchies of sound. Hail to the Good Listener rounds off this long-standing artistic study of the embedding of political and cultural structures in the senses.
Choreographer: Marie Topp
Dancers: Danish Dance Theatre’s dancers
Sound Designer: Julia Giertz
Light Designer: Mårten K Axelsson
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Operaens Takkelloft, The Royal Theatre
8pm or 5pm