Freedom Prison - Blev En dundrende succes!
Vi har nu gennemført det enorme Freedom Prison projekt, og det er med en vis stolthed, vi kan se tilbage på det!
Video af Jonas Kjærsgaard - Sammendrag af begivenhederne fra kl. 20-21.30
Freedom Prison Week 13. - 18. maj
I Freedom Prison Week formåede ensemblerne at tiltrække lige godt 2700 tilskuere til de daglige forestillinger!
Vi havde besøg af turister fra Holland og Tyskland, der afbrød deres besøg i Aarhus, for at tilbringe en dag i selskab med de dygtige artister. Der var skoleklasser, gymnasieklasser og konferencegæster fra Fængslet. En stor del af publikummerne skulle egentlig bare lige se Fængslet, og kiggede vantro på os, når vi fortalte dem, at der var gratis forestillinger hele ugen. De gik derfra med en positiv overraskelse.
Freedom Prison Show 20. & 21. maj
Til Freedom Prison Show var der d. 20. ca. 2000 publikummer og d. 21. ca. 1000.
Den første del af aftenen fra kl. 20 - 21.30 var en oplevelsesrundtur på forskellige lokationer af fængslet. Lørdag d. 20. var køerne næsten for lange, men heldigvis havde vi også sørget for underholdning til, de der stod i kø.
D. 21. var køerne knap så lange, og der var god tid til at få det hele med.
Det store show på den 20 x 8 meter store scene fra kl. 21.30 var forrygende begge aftener, og artisterne høstede store bifald og publikum fik én på opleveren!
Det blev, som lovet, stort og spektakulært!
Freedom Prison Trailer
Freedom Prison Week 13. - 18. maj
14 talentfulde grupper fra hele Europa samles og bryder grænserne ned, både de geografiske og de kunstneriske, når de i en uge samles i det nedlagte statsfængsel.
Grupperne, med rod i teater, dans, musik, cirkus og performance, fremfører deres fortolkninger af ordene ”freedom” og ”prison” i storslåede og dystre rammer. Alle er forestillinger, der hylder friheden og kampen mod fangeskab i alle livets aspekter.
14 talented ensembles from all over Europe is gathering, to break down boundries both geografically and artistically , as they get together for a whole week in the old abandoned State Prison in Horsens.
The ensembles, based on theatre, dance, music and circus, performes their own interpretation of the words "freedom" and "prison" in grand and gloomy surroundings. They are all performances, that celebrates freedom and the fight against captivity, in all aspects of life.
Freedom Prison Show 20. & 21. maj
Med det tidligere statsfængsel i Horsens som baggrund skabes en elektrisk stemning af kreativ frigørelse i FREEDOM PRISON på Fængslet. En stort opsat forestilling baseret på samarbejde på tværs af grænser mellem lande og kunstarter.
I det store teatereksperiment sættes 110 skuespillere, musikere, dansere og cirkusartister fra hele Europa bogstaveligt talt i fængsel, og på en lille uge skaber de en totaloplevelse, der kan ses to aftener i træk på Fængslet.
Using the former State Prison in Horsens as the setting, an "electric" feeling of creative liberation will be created in FREEDOM PRISON - A huge show made possible by collaboration across borders and artforms.
In this great theatrical experiment, no less than 110 dancers, musicians, actors, and circus performers from all over Europe, are litterally put to jail for a week to create an extraordinary show, that will be performed two nights in a row.
Vi siger mange tusinde tak til de virksomheder og fonde, der så gavmildt har støttet projektet!
Deltagere - Participants
Young theatre group from Kiev, Ukraine working with an synthesis of drama-theatre, puppet-theatre and live music.
>>> unfortunally Teatr-Pralnia had to cancel their trip to Denmark. <<<
Circus and acrobatic ensemble from Denmark.
P14 is the youth theater of Volksbühne in Berlin, Germany.
The theater produces their own performances which, in 2016, will be inspired by the words ’freedom prison’.
This ensemble is created just for the FREEDOM PRISON project.
It consist of two Finnish, two Estonian and two German circus artists.
THE JAILHOUSE COMPANY
Ensemble of young danish actors who works at the former prison in Horsens on a regular basis with theatre and performance.
Physical evocative theater and show.
FABBRICA DEL VENTO
Fabbrica del Vento" is an italian professional theatre company that creates physical dramaturgies working with unconventional masks, made by the members of the company, but also with clowning and dance, to tell stories about the human condition.
Foto CELL: Lassina Badolo
Danish - exploring imprisonment and freedom as metaphors for embodied states. A musician and two dancers seek to express the ambivalence in wishing to have boundaries or not. Restraint and limited movements confront the performers with themselves and each other.
JOIN THE DOTS
Join the Dots performance group is based in Nicosia, Cyprus. Their performances are equal amounts of interactive storytelling, physical performance, puppetry, with a strong emphasis on the visual aspects of performance. They are always seeking the magic in everyday objects, the sparkle in the seemingly blunt, and are driven by a passion to share small secrets with their audience.
MOVEO DANCE COMPANY
Moveo Dance Company is a Maltese motivated group, constantly searching for the new and the ambiguous. The constant study of the body in motion allows for work that is constantly evolving and developing. The company thrive artistically to put up Contemporary works of a broad nature and style to accommodate and entice audiences of all tastes. The body in performance is what intrigues and instigates this group the most, and within this there is a whole spectrum of theme possibilities that include identity, cultural and social behaviours.
Troupe Inferno is a Danish fire show founded by the young Danish fire artist Oskar Røn Dalsgaard (17y)
Some times the group consists only of himself. Other times they are more. Sometimes many more.
Whether there is one, two or more in Troupe Inferno, we play with the fire. Dramatically and mysteriously.
Troupe Inferno is participating in the Freedom Prison Show only, on May 20th and 21st.
DHMJ is a theatregroup of three from Vesterås, Sweden. They combine theatre and other performing arts to tell old and new stories in their own way.
Unfold Motion is the only contemporary dance company from Timisoura in Romania.
The company is inspired from both Romanian and western society led by choeographer and artistic director Lavinia Urcan.
HET THEATER SCHIP
HET THEATER SCHIP from The Netherlands provides theater of high quality with young people. The theater teaches courses in acting, mask theater, sword fighting, walking on stilts, etc.
FRANTICS DANCE COMPANY
The company is based in Berlin, but the members come from Italy and Spain.
Breakdance, experimental hip hop, acrobatics, martial arts, modern dance and Gaga – the ensemble master it all.
THE FREEDOM ORCHESTRA
The Freedom Orchestra is formed to the Freedom Prison project by danish musicians, who master many instruments, vocals and music genres.
Professional mask theatre company from helsinki, Finland. They combine strong physical play of the bouffoons and burning societal questions.
Combining music, theater and dance the Berlin-based Ensemble called The ThreeHeadedQuartett tells a story about an individual giving up their freedom and getting lost in a self-inflicted captivity. The trio likes to combine extremes, such as classical piano with loop station and classical dance with rough, physical expression.
>>> unfortunally ThreeHeadedQuartett had to cancel their trip to Denmark. <<<
Our performance will use a mix of Physical Theatre, Soundscaping, and Text to tackle the theme of Freedom Prision.
The performance is highly influenced by the work of Brecht, Boal, and Grotowski (poor theatre). Through our work we strive to provoke some form of rational self-reflection and a critical view of the action on the stage. We want to educate, make people think, reflect, and aspire to make positive changes in their lives and the lives around them.
THE CLOWN COMPANY
The Clown Company uses clowning, but a little differently than what you see in the circus. We use a more physical form, as the clowns are only able to speak gibberish. Instead they communicate using body language, miming, dancing, acrobatics etc. They are very childlike and very emotional, so the plays can be anything from comical to sad.