Krop, kloak, kakerlak
(Body, Sewer, Cockroach)
Premiere: 2nd June 2000, Dansescenen, Copenhagen
Krop, kloak, kakerlak begins with a fundamental examination of the possibilities of the body's movement, accompanied by Tibetan monks' deep chanting.
Anders Christiansen expands the universe of the solo by crashing empty plastic cups with a long whip. A couple of big spring mattresses are introduced, and the physical examination continues with falls, tumbles and somersaults.
Concept, choreography and dance: Anders Christiansen
Music: Tibetan monks from Gyoto Monastery, Bomdile
Set design: Anders Christiansen
Costume design: Lise Klitten
Lighting design: Lars Egegaard Sørensen
Producer / PR: Gerd Shottländer
Minimum stage measurements: 9 x 9 meter
Duration: 22 minutter
The hook in the flesh.
“Anders Christiansen was never a meek choreographer. A confirmed loner, completely unmoved by what's currently in or out. ...I have always been fascinated by Christiansen's ability to make seemingly incompatible themes come together in a single fundamental theme: the wild, perishable flesh. ...Here is everything that the art police can possibly demand when it comes to potency of imagery, aesthetic perfection and signs that the choreographer is heading for a new phase in his exploration of the animal in the flesh.“
Monna Dithmer (Politiken, 8th June 2000)
Moving dance solos.
“Anders Christiansen embodies a rare degree of credibility that makes his dance solos interesting and important. ...with a fine sense of timing, Anders Christiansen succeeds in capturing us into this examination of what we can do with our bodies on a fundamental level.“
Ole Nørlyng (Berlingske Tidende, 4th June 2000)
Maraton / Dansescenen, Copenhagen, 2-3 March 2002.
Dansescenen, Copenhagen, 2-3 June 2000 (solo programme SUSHI).
Krop, kloak, kakerlak was produced with support from The Danish Arts Council and Københavns Kulturfond.
Photographs: Christoffer Askman
In all pictures: Anders Christiansen