TRUNK

Solo.

Premiere 21. april 1998, Kampnagel, Hamburg


TRUNK er inspireret af maleren Francis Bacons værk. Soloen er koreograferet til en cello suite af Benjamin Britten som opføres live på scenen af cellist Berit Hessing.


Idé, koreografi og dans: Anders Christiansen
Cellist: Berit Hessing
Musik: Benjamin Britten, Cello suite No.1, op.72
Lysdesign: Lars Egegaard Sørensen
Producent / PR: Gerd Shottländer
Produktion: (stillleben), KIT, Kanonhallen

Varighed: 30 minutter





Pressecitater:

"I sin solo TRUNK sætter Anders Christiansen kroppens transformation i fokus. En mand ligger på siden, armene gemt på ryggen, benene bøjede. En amputeret torso, et billede Christiansen gang på gang lader kroppen glide ind i, og fastholder i flere minutter. …TRUNK genkalder mindelser om 20-ernes kammerdans, konsekvent og umådelig koncentreret, og giver et stille skær af glans over dette års festival."
(Die Welt, 23. april 1998)


“It’s as if the body is being played and plucked like the cello, angled across a chair like a distorted pieta, jolting pizzicato style or stretched immobile and horizontal on the ground like a string waiting to be played. …Intriguing, annoying and extremely well performed, TRUNK is likely to be just as controversial as a Bacon portrait.”
Marilyn Jenkins (The Citizen, Syd Afrika, 30. september 1998)


“The expectations from the minuscule but high-powered audience of individualistic dancers and choreographers, and Nordic guests, to be totally challenged, were certainly met by Anders Christiansen’s TRUNK. Even without the benefit of the programme note, which states this “remembrance of the 20th century male body” was inspired by the paintings of Francis Bacon, Christiansen’s work is obsessively painterly. It cuts to the cortex of cadaverous reality.”
Adrienne Sichel (The Star, Syd Afrika, 18. september 1998)





Opførelser:

Dansstationen, Malmö, 1-2 december 1999.
Singler 99 / Statens Museum for Kunst, København, 19-21 november 1999.
Festival de la Nouvelle Dance d’Uzès, Uzès, Frankrig, 20 juni 1999.
Junge Hunde / Monty, Antwerpen, Belgien, februar 1999.
Arts Alive Festival / Dance Factory, Johannesburg, Syd Afrika, 15-16 september1998.
Art Genda 98 / Kilen, Stockholm, 8-9 maj 1998.
Junge Hunde / Kanonhallen, København, 30 april - 3 maj 1998.
Junge Hunde / Kampnagel, Hamburg, 21-24 april 1998.


TRUNK blev produceret med støtte fra Københavns Kommune og Kanonhallen.





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Fotograf: Sully Balmassière
På alle billeder Anders Christiansen