”When I scan the headlines of the news I sometimes imagine what would happen if I fell down between the words. Down between all the statistics and the overall buzzwords. Down where the individual human being stands – as a part of all the numbers and theories, but with heart, skin and hair”.
/Choreographer Lotte Sigh
New Journal is about the fall and about finding a way when we have hit rock bottom. In a tribute to man’s underlying hope and indomitable survival power, to our dreams and the community’s ability to carry the individual when the individual is unable to carry itself.
The inspiration comes in part from concrete stories told by people who have been entrapped and who’s only possibility for movement was the journey of the fantasy, of memory and hope. And in part from a dive into everyday Europe where basically all nuances of power are put into play everyday.
Lars Egegaard Sørensen has once again created living and interacting 3D holograms. The dance is spiced with elements from capoeira and acrobatics and added warm tones from upcoming singer Lisa Alma – just back from a concert tour in USA.
Choreography: Lotte Sigh
Visuel Design: Lars Egegaard Sørensen
Music: Lisa Alma and more
Producer: Dance Promotion & CPH Dance Arts
2013/14: Lisa Alma, Sindre Bjelland, Callanda Caetana da Silva Souza, Chihiro Miyahara, Kristian Refslund & Anastasia Tokranova.
A huge thanks to all the dancers who have contributed and been part of the cast and videos:Phillip Benjamin Jenkins, Søren Linding Urup, Aleksandra Elchaninova, Marcella Moret, Anastasia Tokranova, Nadine Reines, Lukas Hartvig-Møller, Niya Lulcheva, David Price & Michael Tang.
State Theatre Kazan- Russia, Copenhagen Music Theatre -Denmark, Baltoppen -Denmark, Roskilde Theatre -Denmark & Fredericia Theatre -Denmark. Exerts from the performance shown at Flensborg Congress Center, Contemporary Dance Festival Kazan 2012 in Russia and on a variety of outdoor performances. Exerts have also been performed by the apprentices at the Royal Danish Ballet as part of their final exam.
Baltoppen December 4th 2013
Fredericia Theatre December 5th 2013
Roskilde Theatre January 10th 2014
The performance is funded by The Danish Arts Counsil & the Wilhelm Hansen Foundation Printing of posters and flyers have been funded by the Tuborg Fund. Participation in the festival in Kazan is funded by The Danish Arts Counsil and the Cultural Ministry of Tatarstan, Russia.