Friday, 14 October 2011

PRESS: HENRIK VIBSKOV IS LIVING OUT HIS OWN TEENAGE CRUSH WITH HOTEL PRO FORMA'S - WAR SUM UP


War Sum Up is the title on a unconventional opera, which dramatically tells about the war, inspired by the fascinating Japanese manga world. It is the creative team Hotel Pro Forma, who created the breathtaking story including 12 Japanese singers and a captivating lighting design that provides a strong visual experience. In the creation of the ambitious opera, Hotel Pro Forma pulled hold of the imaginative designer Henrik Vibskov, who can conjure adventurous and avant-garde clothes. We have caught Vibskov for a few quick questions about inspiration, music and Friday schedules.

Why did you say yes to make costumes for War Sum Up?
Ever since I saw a picture in "Weekendavisen" in 1995 from the image opera Operation : Orfeo, I have kept an eye on Hotel Pro Forma's productions - and suddenly 16 years later there was an email from their boss.

What was the inspiration?
Felt Carpets, Japanese battle suits that jumps out of parachutes with an ounce of sci-fi added lots of 15 color tests of gray flour.

What is the difference between designing opera rather than the street?
Usability, light, distance, makeup and tones.

Which album is on repeat right now?
An old album from "Er de Sjældne", the new "Little Dragon" - and soon the new "Choir of Young Believers".

Next must see movie?
Stanley Kubrick documentary Stanley Kubrick's Boxes by the English journalist and author Ron Johnson.

New favourite restaurant?
Indian bodega restaurant in Griffenfeldsgade - daily specials for 50 kr

What are you doing Friday night?
I do not know yet ... But it's my only Friday in Denmark this month, so either it becomes wild or very quiet.



WAR SUM UP TOUR DATES:
16, 17 October 2011 Arena New Music Festival Riga, Latvia

25 October 2011 Odense Teater, Denmark

27, 28 October 2011 Musikhuset Aarhus, Denmark

11, 12 November 2011 Royal Danish Theatre, Copenhagen, Denmark

4, 5 June 2012 Riga Opera Festival, Latvia

Read the article in Danish HERE

By COVER.DK

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