WHY THIS WORK WAS SELECTED
This work emanates the spirit of Greenland – unfolding a universe where you get to be a curious travelling explorer. Nunatta Isiginnaartitsisarfia – The National Theatre of Greenland has created a work that awakens people’s senses. A strength in this work is that it first and foremost speaks to the imagination and senses of everyone wandering into this magical universe – dissolving the notions of reality that gets left behind at the entrance.
The Traveler is not a theater performance, as we know it. It is an experience room for the audience. The inspiration comes from the sensory theatre. The audience gets to use their senses and imagination in a kind of journey through life. Small groups of 10 people are admitted at a time.
Nordatlantens Brygge / Strandgade 91
1401 København K
Duration: 30 min
At The National Theatre of Greenland in the summer of 2020 we created an experience that was strongly inspired by the theatre of the senses. The project opened up a new way of meeting the audience and allowed our actors to work more experimentally than we have done so far. The experience ended with the audience getting the offer to write down their thoughts on paper and either hand the paper to us or keep it themselves. The feedback was many, warm, surprising and strong. Here are some brief examples:
“Strong, simple, very apt. Thank you for a beautiful experience!”
“What an experience. It put it all into perspective and it started some thoughts. I've been stressed and anxious for a few months, but I found a calmness tonight that I haven't had in months."
"Thank you for making me realize how important it is to be with yourself before passing that love on."
"A very intimate and sensorical experience with room for reflection and being in the moment."
As part of our foundation, we work to show our voice to the Greenlandic people and to the outside world through our theater performances. Our theater performances are like a breathing hole that creates space and room for reflection, contemplation and debate.
We have as some of our strategic goals that we will continuously work on cultivating new audience groups both locally, nationally and internationally. And that we will join local, national and international performing arts networks, with a view to developing and exchanging ideas, methods and experiences.
THE COMPANY: NATIONAL THEATRE OF GREENLAND
Nunatta Isiginnaartitsisarfia was established in 2011 is an independent public institution and aims to
produce a repertoire of high artistic quality performances rooted in the Greenlandic culture and
traditions. The Theatre produces 3-5 performances every year and presents a diversity of artistic
expressions for all age groups.
At Nunatta Isiginnaartitsisarfia in the summer of 2020, we created an experience that was strongly inspired by the sensory theatre. The project opened up a new way of meeting the audience and allowed our actors to work more experimentally than we have done earlier. The experience ended with the audience being offered to write down their thoughts on paper and then either hand the paper to us or keep it themselves.
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Everyone is welcome to take part in this. One Italian theatre director said after the experience, ‘this is the atmosphere of Greenland’. That has not been the aim, but it made us happy and maybe others can get that feeling too.
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FORMAT AND SUSTAINABILITY
“We have been working with reusing everything we already had at the theatre instead of buying new things. In the end, we did buy a few new things but very few. The performance will have a long lifetime.”
None. The room is a bit dark. Note: People with walking disabilities please contact us beforehand.
AUDIENCE TARGET GROUP(S)
Concept, dramaturg and artistic consultant: Susanne Andreasen
Set design consultant: Camilla Nielsen
Actors / singers (residents): Kimmernaq Kjeldsen, Hans-Henrik Poulsen, Dina Sandgren, Salik Lennert, Milla Marie Petersen
Text: Salik Lennert
Choreography: Hans-Henrik Poulsen
Set design: Kimmernaq Kjeldsen, Hans-Henrik Poulsen, Dina Sandgren, Salik Lennert, Milla Marie Petersen and Flemming Rosing Broberg.
Props: Kimmernaq Kjeldsen, Hans-Henrik Poulsen, Dina Sandgren, Salik Lennert, Milla Marie Petersen, Flemming Rosing Broberg and Susanne Andreasen.
Costumes: Kimmernaq Kjeldsen, Hans-Henrik Poulsen, Dina Sandgren, Salik Lennert, Milla Marie Petersen, Flemming Rosing Broberg and Susanne Andreasen
Light: Kimmernaq Kjeldsen,
Seamstress: Hans-Henrik Suersaq Poulsen, Kimmernaq Kjeldsen.
Production manager: Susanne Andreasen
Photos: Gerth Lyberth
Technician: Kimmernaq Kjeldsen
Stage design, build: Nuunu Martinsen
Administration: Edvard Lyberth and Susanne Andreasen
Production: Nunatta Isiginnaartitsisarfia
Thanks to: Karina Møller, Nukakkuluk Kreutzmann, Ujarneq Fleischer, Kristian Mølgaard, our test audience who helped shaping this performance
This performance is supported by: Air Greenland and Nuuk Lokaludvalg