2023 – Scenatet // MEMORIAM (Dance)

YOU CAN SEE THIS SHOW DURING CPH STAGE INTERNATIONAL DAYS :

THE SHOW : MEMORIAM

Together with choreographer Tim Matiakis and composer Niels Rønsholdt Scenatet has created a universe that in a symbiosis of movement and music gives us an insight into a secret community, its rituals, and memories. The world-renowned house dancer Marie Kaae Schmidt takes the stage together with five performers and musicians from the Scenatet ensemble. Memoriam reminds us of the value of the communities we are part of and makes us reflect on the rituals and traditions that enable communities to pass on experiences from one time to another. In a universe of reminiscences of stories told and stories waiting to be told, in an uncertain present we are confronted with a disturbing past that resonates and forces us to look into a bleak future.

Memoriam addresses an inquisitive audience with an interest in music and dance and a deep preoccupation with the spiritual questions posed by our contemporary harbingers of the future.

Duration: 60 min

THE CONTEXT

Memoriam is a work that approaches memory from different angles – cultural memory, bodily memory, personal memory. Through movement and voice, through memorizations, descriptions and variations, a group of people seek a path to something which might be of importance. By merging contemporary dance and house dance, classical music and speech, baroque and futuristic clothes, Memoriam unfolds a language of remembrance and reminiscence.

THE COMPANY: SCENATET

Scenatet, founded in 2008 by artistic director Anna Berit Asp Christensen, is recognized as one of the most innovative and experimental new music / interdisciplinary ensembles in Europe. With roots in score music and with a strong relationship to the performing arts and dramaturgy, they often operate within the field where staging and reality meet and merge into innovative formats and spaces. Crossing fields of drama, installation and the yet undefined, Scenatet fuses music and art into dramaturgical narratives and extraordinary experiences that make the audience part of something truly new.

INTERNATIONAL STRATEGY

Memoriam is a work of art that addresses many types of international collaborators with its combination of catchy classical music, an abstract and universally sensual expression and a chorography that mixes house and modern dance Memoriam recalls memories and glimpses of remembrance that we have not yet experienced, creating a weightless state that speaks to a large audience segment within many genres.

FORMAT AND SUSTAINABILITY

The work has been produced with the ambition of a simple setup that does not require an inappropriate amount of resources in terms of e.g. electricity and transport. The work is acoustic and all lights are battery powered. All costumes etc. are created from recycling and upcycling.

LANGUAGE

English

TRIGGER WARNINGS

AUDIENCE TARGET GROUP(S)

+ 12

WEBSITE

http://www.scenatet.dk

CONTACT PERSON

Anna Berit Asp Christensen,  scenatet@scenatet.dk, +45 20614044

CREDITS

Concept and stage direction: Niels Rønsholdt, Tim Matiakis and Anna Berit Asp Christensen
Music and text: Niels Rønsholdt
Choreography: Tim Matiakis
Dancer: Marie Kaae Schmidt
Scenatet: Signe Asmussen (soprano), Mathias Monrad Møller (tenor), Kasia Ziminska (violin, viola), Katrine Grarup Elbo (violin), Matias Seibæk (percussion)
Lighting design: Jonatan Winbo
Costumes and styling: Ylva Falk
Make-up and hair assistant: Leila Belangeon Bouaziz
Production assistant: Christine Walther Sørensen
Artistic direct: Anna Berit Asp Christensen
The performance is created in close collaboration between all of the above.
Memoriam is initiated, commissioned, and produced by Scenatet