2022 – LIVE ART DENMARK// KABOOM – THE ART OF DESTRUCTION (Performance)

YOU CAN SEE THIS SHOW DURING CPH STAGE INTERNATIONAL DAYS :

  • Thursday 09th June 2.00pm
  • Friday 10th June 2.00pm

THE SHOW: KABOOM – THE ART OF DESTRUCTION

When is it O.K. to destroy? How can you destroy something in a great way and why may it be necessary?

In “KABOOM – the art of destruction” we will investigate the forbidden joy of smashing things. We will invite the whole family to wreck stuff together with us on stage. Together we will eat, smash, cut and transform. We will also talk about works from the art history, where destruction was a creative force leading to new works.

“KABOOM – the art of destruction” can be described as a dynamic and humorous performance lecture with a broad appeal which includes and invite an audience of all ages to participate.

Duration: 45 min

THE COMPANY: LIVE ART DENMARK

 Live Art Denmark was founded in 2004 in Copenhagen to promote the discussion, documentation and development of live art in Denmark. We have organized 15 large international festivals of Live Art for kids and adults since 2004, and 50 discussion events, books, video series, symposia and more in the field of live art, performance art, art criticism and documentation.

Live Art Denmark specializes in interdisciplinary audience engagement in collaborations with theatres, museums, music venues and festivals in Denmark and internationally. They are fully funded by the Danish Art Council. Since 2004 and have developed several new formats and modes of interaction with intergenerational audiences, from live performance and festivals to educational concepts as well as documentation and performances using VR 360-degree camera.

INTERNATIONAL STRATEGY

Live Art Denmark’s customers are typically municipalities, libraries, companies, art halls, cultural organizations, museums, festivals, and venues in Denmark and abroad. We aim to design live situations which invite citizens of all ages to participate in the thinking, creation and discussion of art and society. “KABOOM – The Art of Destruction” is a highly flexible work, which can be adapted for both indoor and outdoor venues. We perform in English at CPH STAGE but can translate the text into other languages and provide native speakers as performers, as they had successfully done with similar performances in the past.

FORMAT AND SUSTAINABILITY

Live Art Denmark purposely work to produce responsibly regarding energy use, materials, waste and waste disposal and logistics. We make a point of minimizing cargo and freight and travel with train whenever possible when touring. 

LANGUAGE

English

AUDIENCE TARGET GROUP(S)

Families (from 6 years and up)

WEBSITE

http://liveart.dk

CONTACT PERSON

Lars Vind-Andersen, info@liveart.dk

CREDITS

Performers: Henrik Vestergaard and Katrine Leth Nielsen

Director: Henrik Vestergaard

Dramaturgy: Ellen Friis

Text: Henrik Vestergaard, Daniel Norback and Katrine Leth Nielsen

Costumes: Marie Ipsen

Production: Lars Vind-Andersen

Set and prop assistance: David Sebastian Lopez Restrepo and Jonas Kjeldgaard Sørensen

Inspired by Sibylle Peters / FUNDUS THEATER / Forschungstheater, Kate Mcintosh, Gustav Metzger and others.

VENUE

Den Frie Udstillingsbygning, København
Oslo Plads 1
2100 København Ø