Numen Company - Solace

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Solace er en ny produksjon av Uta Gebert (Tyskland), samtidskunstner, dukkespiller og kunstnerisk leder av Numen Company.

Trøst, lindring og beskyttelse er temaer i Solace, fortalt gjennom det unike forholdet mellom et barn og underlige og mystiske karakterer. Tiden smelter sammen i et ørkenlignende landskap, bruddstykker og bilder fra en glemt fortid blusser opp, kun bundet sammen av minner.

I dagens oppsplittete samfunn dominert av isolering, har trøst, beskyttelse og omsorg blitt kontroversielle temaer. Den stumme og ordløse dialogen mellom det levende vesenet og objektet konfronterer oss med vår egen ensomhet.

«Our life is not behind us, neither before, nor now.
It’s inside.»
Jacques Prévert

Den Berlin-baserte prosjektskaperen og dukkespilleren Uta Gebert leder Numen Company, og er i Solace på scenen sammen med danseren Gabriel Hermand-Priquet. Musikken er av den amerikanske komponisten Hahn Rowe, som har spilt med storheter som David Byrne og produsert album for blant andre Yoko Ono.



Solace is a new 2018 production by Uta Gebert (Germany), contemporary puppeteer and artistic director of Numen Company.

Solace, shelter and support are topics addressed in the play, narrated by the unique relationship between a child and strange, mysterious figures. Different points of time converge in a desert-like space, reminiscences and flashbacks of a forgotten past flare up, images are created, solely connected by memories.

In our current society dominated by dissociation and solitude; consolation, shelter and support have become controversial topics. The voiceless and gestural dialogue between the living being and the object begs the question of our own relationship to our solitude and loneliness.

«Our life is not behind us, neither before, nor now.
It’s inside.»
Jacques Prévert

Berlin based creator and puppeteer Uta Gebert is the artistic director of Numen Company. In Solace she performs on stage with Gabriel Hermand-Priquet. The music is by the American composer Hahn Rowe, who has performed with names such as David Byrne and produced albums for, among others, Yoko Ono.

  • Director, performer, concept, puppets, scenography and costumes: Uta Gebert
  • Dancers: Marine Chesnais/Mélanie Cholet/ Gabriel Hermand-Priquet
  • Composer/music: Hahn Rowe
  • Light design: Jérôme Houlès
  • Artistic collaborator, Outside eye: Gabriel Hermand-Priquet
  • Dramaturgical consultants: Geeske Otten; Meriam Bousselmi and Ruth Mariën
  • Costumes: Sonia Albartus and Uta Gebert
  • Producer, Germany: Sophie Galibert
  • Supporters: Silvia Brendenal; Kathrin Rachow
  • Figurteatret i Nordland: Geir-Ove Andersen, Preben Faye-Schjøll, Ing Randi Johansen, Tim Lucassen, Jan Erik Skarby and Anne Sørfjell.
  • Collaborators: Solace is produced by Numen Company in collaboration with Figurteatret i Nordland. And in co-production with: TJP - Centre dramatique national d’Alsace; Schaubude Berlin; Festival Mondial des Théâtres de Marionnettes Charleville-Mézières; Figurteatret i Nordland; CCPO Oloron Sainte Marie; Le Manège de Reims- Scène Nationale; T-Werk Potsdam; Le théâtre des 4 Saisons, Gradignan; Fonds Transfabrik - French-German fund for Performing Arts
  • Supported by: Figurteatret i Nordland/ Nordland Fylkeskommune-Scene 8; Centre de la marionnette de Tournai (Belgium) ; Mouffetard - Théâtre des arts de la marionnettes (France)
  • Photo: Uta Gebert

PERFORMANCES

  • Tuesday 29.05.18 19.45 Figurteatret
  • Wednesday 30.05.18 18.00 Figurteatret
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