Thursday, 1 May 2014

WORLD PREMIERE: LAUGHTER IN THE DARK / HOTEL PRO FORMA, MUSIC BY NILS FRAHM, COSTUMES BY HENRIK VIBSKOV

Once upon a time there lived in Berlin, Germany, 
a man called Albinus. He was rich, respectable, happy; one day 
he abandoned his wife for the sake of a youthful mistress; he loved; 
was not loved; and his life ended in disaster.

Thus begins Vladimir 
Nabokov’s novel Laughter in the Dark: a grusome yet brilliant story 
of Albinus. A man who is seduced by his own desire for a young 
girl and leaves his wife and child. He later loses his sight and 
deceived by his young lover and best friend. It is a tale of human 
nature: hate, desire, evil and helplessness.

This classic story 
is told through a series of visual and audio effects. The audience 
experiences how their own senses are influenced and 
challenged in combination with the main characters’.

Performers:
Albinus: Thomas Mørk
 

Rex: Johannes Lilleøre 


Margot: Clara Fasting Prebensen

Direction, concept: Kirsten Dehlholm


Manuscript: Mogens Rukov


Choreography: Mette Ingvartsen 


Music, performed live: Nils Frahm 

Light design: Jesper Kongshaug


Sound design: Kristian Hverring

 Set design: Kirsten Dehlholm, Adalsteinn Stefansson

Costume design: Henrik Vibskov

Production: Hotel Pro Forma, Republique

Co-production: Hotel Pro Forma, Republique, Sirenos Festival, Teart 


Distribution: Quaternaire 
  
 








PHOTO: Claudi Thyrrestrup

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