ROOM4.1 LIVE is an immersive total theatre experience that emanates fromour dark and humorous web series ROOM 4.1. We find ourselves on a film set, where the director is working with a story about Vincent,who is hospitalized to escape from an overwhelming reality. In a bigscenography that turns 360°, we are exposed to the quirky charactersand as we get sucked into this man’s mind venture, the boundaries between reality and fiction blur. We get up close and personal with the production and see how the actors and the technique work together with jaw-dropping timing. The mix of performance art, video, physical theatre, installation art and absurdity appeals to an audience, who likes to be entertained and surprised.
(DIRECTOR, PERFORMER, DRAMATURGE, STAGE DESIGN)
(SET CONSTRUCTION & STAGE DESIGN)
(COSTUME DESIGN, STAGE DESGN & PROPS)
ARNA LARA PETURSDOTTIR
SERAFIN ZIQVER XAVIER
RAKEL BJORK BJORNSDOTTIR
JACOB CHRISTIAN SCHRØDER
The production has over the years received support from: STATENSKUNSTFOND, AUGUSTINUS FONDEN, KØBENHAVNS KOMMUNES SCENEKUNSTUDVALG,DANSK SKUESPILLERFORBUND, VORDINGBORG KOMMUNE, BIKUBEFONDEN, KONSULGEORGE JORCK OG HUSTRU EMMA JORCKS FOND, WILHELM HANSEN FONDEN, A.P.MØLLER OG HUSTRU CHASTINE MC-KINNEY MØLLERS FOND TIL ALMENE FORMAALOG WILLIAM DEMANT FONDEN
WHY THIS WORK WAS SELECTED
This is a wild, funny and foremost unexpected experience, whom everyone with a desire for the unsuspected and explosive should experience. Kristján Ingimarsson is known and awarded for his experimental, playful and physical theatre, and with ROOM 4.1 Live he has returned with a show of significant greatness – a performance that break illusions and show the theatre from a new perspective.ROOM 4.1 Live allows you to come close-up, which makes this a high-paced experience, you will never forget.
In this work, I am allowing the audience to take a good look intomy mind as a creator of the episodes ROOM 4.1. This is highly personal and in that sense global and hopefully relevant. I hope, the audience will experience the struggle, the vulnerability, the doubt as well as the urge and egoistic ecstacy you feel, when putting forward your work of art. ROOM 4.1 LIVE is created in multiple dimensions, tune in and it will grab you.
THE COMPANY: KRISTJÁN INGIMARSSON COMPANY
Kristján Ingimarsson Company (KIC) is an award winning, world-touring physical theatre company under the artistic direction of Kristján Ingimarsson, a critically acclaimed Denmark-based Icelandic director and performer. Characteristic of KIC’s productions is their almost limitless physical expression along with endless curiosity.
Listen to the conversation with Kristján Ingimarsson during our digital launch.
Kristján Ingimarsson Company has many years of touring experience all over the world with several performances. This performance –ROOM 4.1 LIVE – was co-produced with success in 2022 in a large-scale stage format with Borgarleikhúsið (The Reykjavík CityTheatre) in Iceland, and now we are looking for other international collaborators who are interested in co-producing the performance. The frame for co-producing is that we provide the scenography and approx.4 performers/technicians from the Danish team and then a team of performers and technicians from the host venue will be incorporated.The performance is in English and the web series ROOM 4.1, which is non-verbal, is an extension of the performance and is advantageously published by the venue in relation to the presentation of ROOM 4.1LIVE.
Producer, Arna Lára Pétursdóttir / email@example.com/ +45 60761071
FORMAT AND SUSTAINABILITY
The co-production format as carried out in Reykjavík in 2022 reduces the number of people needing transport to and from Denmark to only four, as the rest of the performance team is provided by the hosting venue. The scenography is reused every time and only small adjustments regarding costumes are needed.
The performance contains: swearing, nudity, selfharm/suicide, sexual violence and violence.