SIREN - Live stream
SIREN - Live stream
We are excited to welcome you our new virtual stage and our three broadcasts of SIREN. On April 23, live from Teater Republique, with an introduction at 7:45 and a post-performance chat with Artistic Director Pontus Lidberg and dancer Lukas Hartvig-Møller.
On May 3 & 4, and to celebrate the launch of our Virtual Stage, Pontus Lidberg has invited acclaimed dancer Sarawanee Tanatanit to share the stage with him again, after having originated the work together and performed it in cities around the world including Rome, Baku and New York.
SIREN is named after the mythical creatures who lured sailors with their song, compelling them to throw themselves into the sea. Only Ulysses managed to resist their call, by plugging his crew’s ears with wax and tying himself to the mast of his ship. The work considers Ulysses’ desire that can never be fulfilled, and the Siren’s song as a source of creative impulse. The work does not retell the myth, or any story, but is inspired by its themes of longing, creativity, and, unexpectedly, solitude. SIREN received a Villanueva Award from UNEAC, The National Union of Writers and Artists of Cuba, as best foreign performance presented in Cuba in 2018.
CHOREOGRAPHY AND STAGE DESIGN Pontus Lidberg
COSTUME DESIGN Karen Young
DRAMATURGE Adrian Guo Silver
MUSIC Stefan Levin, Franz Schubert
LIGHT DESIGN Raphael Frisenvænge Solholm
PROJECTIONS Jason Carpenter
TEASER Omid Zarei
DANCERS (Live stream) Jessica Lyall, Lucas Threefoot, Stefanos Bizas, Lukas Hartvig-Møller, Edward Pearce, Bradley Waller, Julien Guillemard,
DANCERS (May 3 and 4) Sarawanee Tanatanit, Pontus Lidberg, Stefanos Bizas, Lukas Hartvig-Møller, Edward Pearce, Bradley Waller, Julien Guillemard.
Co-produced with Danish Dance Theatre, Festival Oriente-Occidente and the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center through an exclusive grant from the Stavros Niarchos Foundation, with generous support from Rockefeller Brothers Fund, SHS Foundation, the Barbro Osher Pro Suecia Foundation, the Evelyn Sharp Foundation, Trust for Mutual Understanding, Vineyard Arts Project, and Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation through USArtists International in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts, the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, and the Howard Gilman Foundation, as well as with the vital support of generous individuals. Original music commissioned by the Charles and Joan Gross Family Foundation.
April 23 (Live stream)
May 3 (Reprise)
May 4 (Reprise)